Message from the Director

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Earlier today, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) opened applications for the CDFI Equitable Recovery Program.

As we enter the New Year, it is a fitting time to chart out the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund’s (CDFI Fund’s) course for 2022. Much is happening behind the scenes at the CDFI Fund to open application rounds, finalize assistance agreements, and deploy new initiatives.

As we get deeper into 2021, I have heard from many of you asking when the application periods for the CDFI Fund’s various programs will open. I understand that in this difficult economic climate our programs are needed now more than ever.

As 2020 comes to a close and we prepare to shift focus to 2021, I would like to highlight the recent substantial and important impact of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and provide some important insights into CDFI Fund activities and priorities for the coming year.

As we enter December and the end of 2020 approaches, I and the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) team hope that you, your family, and your colleagues are healthy and keeping safe during the holiday season.

​Since my last update, I know that many of us have been dealing with a high degree of uncertainty in both our organizations and our communities.

Supporting CDFI Growth and Innovation through New Certification Application and Reporting Procedures

I sincerely hope you, your family, and your colleagues are keeping safe during these challenging times. We have heard from many of you about your concerns and the challenges you are currently facing.

To protect ourselves and our families from the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with guidance issued by the Office of Personnel Management, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund's (CDFI Fund's) employees will be

As we move toward the second half of 2019, I wanted to take a moment to provide an update on our progress, and to reflect upon some of our recent accomplishments.