Data and Research
CDFI Fund Retires CIIS-Compliance Reporting is Now Live in AMIS

Earlier this summer, the CDFI Fund announced that it was integrating award recipient reporting into the Award Management Information System (AMIS). I am very happy to report that the transition is now complete and the Community Investment Impact System (CIIS), is officially retired.

Going forward, award recipients will now submit reports-including Institutional Level Reports (ILRs), Transactional Level Reports (TLRs), QEI Closeout Reports, and Sub-CDE Dissolution Reports-in AMIS. You are probably already well aware that AMIS is the CDFI Fund's system for managing, administering, and monitoring CDFI Fund programs through each facet of their life cycle-including certification, awards and allocations, data analysis, and reporting.

AMIS will provide a more reliable and user-friendly interface for the submission of compliance reports. Improving the customer experience is a key priority. Ensuring that we provide a straightforward method for awardees to fulfill their compliance obligations is one way we can make good on our commitment to ease the "customer experience," as outlined in the CDFI Fund's strategic plan.

Some benefits that users should notice immediately are that the system is now reliably available, the need to synchronize organizational profiles across multiple systems is now unnecessary and the ILR reporting requirement has been eliminated for CDFIs.

To help familiarize users with the new system, the CDFI Fund has developed guidance and instructional material as well as presentations (recorded webinars will soon be available on our website) that walk CDFIs and CDEs through the process of compliance reporting in AMIS.

Questions regarding compliance and reporting should be directed to the CDFI Fund's Help Desk via: an AMIS Service Request; e-mail at or phone at (202) 653-0421. Questions related to the AMIS system can be directed to the Information Technology Support Help Desk through: an AMIS service request; email at; or phone at (202) 653-0422. As always, we look forward to your inquiries.