Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Request for Public Comment on CDFI Certification Application and Reporting Tools
At the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), we value the important work that Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) do. We know that CDFIs are being asked to do more than ever before in delivering capital and credit to families, businesses and communities across the nation. And we want to continue to support CDFIs the best way that we can, evolving our policies where possible to meet the modern needs of CDFIs.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) opened the fiscal year (FY) 2021 funding round for the Small Dollar Loan Program (SDL Program) today. SDL Program funding is intended to expand consumer access to financial institutions by providing alternatives to high cost small dollar lending. The SDL Program funding is also intended to help unbanked and underbanked populations build credit, access affordable capital, and allow greater access into the mainstream financial system.
The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) staff will hold an informational pre-application webinar for the Small Dollar Loan Program on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Topics covered will include setting up your critical SAM.gov and Grants.gov accounts, adjusting your organizational profile in the Awards Management Information System (AMIS), and other ways your organization can prepare in advance for the FY 2021 application round.
Small Dollar Loan Program Pre-Application Webinar
The U.S. Department of the Treasury, as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the Office of Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation Title VI Compliance Worksheet (Worksheet).