CDFI Fund Impact Blog



The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention Provides Area Youth with Steam Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention Provides Area Youth with Steam<div class="ExternalClass3278B3B0BD014B2897E4A9B35E217DB0"><p>With help from the Florida Community Loan Fund, the redevelopment of downtown Gainesville, Florida now includes an anchor institution that will provide an important link between low-income communities and Gainesville’s Innovation District: the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention.</p><p><a href="/Documents/Cade%20Museum%20Impact%20Story1.pdf" target="_blank">To read the full story, click here.</a></p></div>2018-10-31T18:00:00ZLocal Impact58GP0|#368ed6d6-d6bb-4a27-ad10-a1a0a87661d8;L0|#0368ed6d6-d6bb-4a27-ad10-a1a0a87661d8|New Markets Tax Credit;GTSet|#52f34ab0-6f81-4fe6-b393-2715c7089532;GP0|#80887f1a-f172-4712-9cb2-20b258166d1c;L0|#080887f1a-f172-4712-9cb2-20b258166d1c|Florida
Indianapolis Neighborhood Partnership Helps Artists Revitalize a Community Neighborhood Partnership Helps Artists Revitalize a Community<div class="ExternalClass0C7702A13971491E8776D52D3D3BDABD"><p>Artists’ colonies are often on the front lines of urban revitalization. Artists find neighborhoods where housing is affordable and contribute to its beautification and cultural development, which often attract attention. As the neighborhood grows in popularity, higher housing costs result oftentimes making it unaffordable for the artists who inspired the revitalization.</p><p><a href="/Documents/artist%20public%20residency.pdf" target="_blank">To read the full story, click here</a>.</p></div>2018-09-06T18:00:00ZLocal Impact57GP0|#8277eb4e-a3b6-4713-bde2-94831cb62f52;L0|#08277eb4e-a3b6-4713-bde2-94831cb62f52|Indiana;GTSet|#52f34ab0-6f81-4fe6-b393-2715c7089532;GP0|#c8a5d5bc-32cc-47a9-88a8-702f1f974786;L0|#0c8a5d5bc-32cc-47a9-88a8-702f1f974786|CDFI Certification
CDFI Fund Retires CIIS—Compliance Reporting is Now Live in AMIS Fund Retires CIIS—Compliance Reporting is Now Live in AMIS<div class="ExternalClass3AADD2DB67284B5A8940CC24A863EDB0"><p>Earlier this summer, the CDFI Fund <a href="/news-events/news/Pages/news-detail.aspx?NewsID=311&Category=Updates">announced</a> 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. </p><p>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 <a href="">AMIS</a> 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. </p><p>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 <a href="/Documents/Final%20Strategic%20Plan%20102516.pdf" target="_blank">CDFI Fund’s strategic plan</a>.</p><p>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.</p><p>To help familiarize users with the new system, the CDFI Fund has developed <a href="/Pages/ciis.aspx">guidance and instructional material </a>as well as <a href="/Pages/amisreporting.aspx">presentations </a>(recorded webinars will soon be available on our website) that walk CDFIs and CDEs through the process of compliance reporting in AMIS.</p><p>Questions regarding compliance and reporting should be directed to the CDFI Fund's Help Desk via: an AMIS Service Request; e-mail at <a href="" target="_blank"></a> 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 <a href="" target="_blank"></a>; or phone at (202) 653-0422. As always, we look forward to your inquiries.</p><p><i>Annie Donovan is Director of the CDFI Fund</i></p> </div>Annie Donovan2018-09-04T14:00:00ZData and Research56GP0|#677f9ba4-605b-4516-807b-920bec1191e3;L0|#0677f9ba4-605b-4516-807b-920bec1191e3|Compliance Monitoring;GTSet|#52f34ab0-6f81-4fe6-b393-2715c7089532