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Important Reminders for FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund Applicantshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=264Important Reminders for FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund Applicants<p>As a reminder for prospective fiscal year (FY) 2017 Capital Magnet Fund applicants, the deadline for online submission of the SF-424 through Grants.gov for the FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund round is <b>July 28, 2017</b> at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). The deadline for online submission of the application and required materials through the CDFI Fund’s Awards Management Information System (AMIS) is <b>August 31, 2017</b> at 5:00 p.m. ET. </p><ul><li><p>Applicants should keep in mind that the CDFI Fund does not administer Grants.gov, and that they are responsible for confirming with Grants.gov that their SF-424 was successfully submitted and validated by Grants.gov. An organization that does not meet the SF-424 deadline will be unable to submit an application through AMIS and will be deemed ineligible. For more details, please see Section IV of the <a href="/Documents/CMF%202017%20FR%20NOFA.pdf" target="_blank">FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund Notice of Funds Availability</a>.</p></li><li><p>The CDFI Fund anticipates that the AMIS application will be available about four weeks before the August 31 deadline. More information will be provided when the AMIS application is released.</p></li></ul><p><b>New and Updated Application Materials and Resources</b></p><p>The CDFI Fund has provided new and updated materials and resources for FY 2017 applicants on its website. </p><ul><li><p><b>Excel Workbook:</b> The CDFI Fund has posted an Excel workbook tool as a resource to help applicants organize their information for entry into AMIS. The workbook is not a substitute for the AMIS application; applicants are still required to submit all final application materials through AMIS. </p></li><li><p><b>Updated Guidance:</b> All of the guidance, application materials, and pre-recorded webinar modules for the FY 2017 application round are available on the CDFI Fund’s website at <a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/cmf" target="_blank">www.cdfifund.gov/cmf</a> under Step 2: Apply. Updated and additional guidance materials will be added to the CDFI Fund’s website on a rolling basis, so please make sure to check the website regularly. Most recently, Application and Outreach Modules 5, 6, 8, and 9 were updated. </p></li></ul><p><b>Webinars and Workshops</b></p><p>The CDFI Fund will be holding a webinar tomorrow, July 18, to discuss how to use a Capital Magnet Fund award to support Economic Development Activities. See the CDFI Fund’s website for information regarding how to access the webinar. Advance registration is not required to participate. </p><p>For those unable to attend the webinar, or who missed the webinars held earlier in July, recordings will be added to the <a href="/programs-training/Programs/cmf/Pages/apply-step.aspx" target="_blank">CDFI Fund’s website</a> in the coming days. Pre-recorded webinar modules covering many different topics related to the Capital Magnet Fund and the application process are also available on the CDFI Fund’s website. </p><p>There is also limited availability left to register to attend an in-person workshop in Washington, D.C. on July 26, 2017. Interested applicants should register by July 19, 2017. <a href="/programs-training/Programs/cmf/Pages/apply-step.aspx" target="_blank">View more information on the CDFI Fund’s website</a>. </p><p><b>Contact the CDFI Fund</b></p><p>The CDFI Fund will be answering questions about the FY 2017 application via its Help Desk until 5:00 p.m. ET on August 29, 2017. Contact the Help Desk via a Service Request in AMIS; by e-mail to <a href="mailto:cmf@cdfi.treas.gov">cmf@cdfi.treas.gov</a>; or by phone to (202) 653-0421 (please note this is not a toll free number). </p><p>To learn more about the CDFI Fund and its programs, please visit <a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/">www.cdfifund.gov</a>. </p> 2017-07-17T04:00:00ZUpdates264

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