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Program Eligibility Information Update: 2011-2015 American Community Survey Data Available for CMF and NMTC Programhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=278Program Eligibility Information Update: 2011-2015 American Community Survey Data Available for CMF and NMTC Program<p>The Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) has established a plan for releasing updated program eligibility information based upon Census Bureau data from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Eligibility requirements for the Bank Enterprise Award Program (BEA Program), Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program), Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program), and New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) will be released according to the timetable below. </p><p>Currently, eligibility information for the above listed CDFI Fund programs is determined by data collected through the 2006-2010 ACS. The CDFI Fund revises program eligibility criteria to coincide with each subsequent full five-year ACS data release, which is now the 2011-2015 release. However, the CDFI Fund plans to implement a one-year transition period to allow program applicants and recipients the option to determine eligibility using either 2006-2010 ACS data or 2011-2015 ACS data.</p><p>Detailed information regarding usage of ACS data during the transition period will be posted on the program-specific pages on the CDFI Fund website. The CDFI Fund will provide public notification as transition guidance for CDFI Fund programs becomes available.</p><p>The revised ACS data will also be included as an update to the <a href="/Pages/cims3.aspx" target="_blank">CDFI Information Mapping System (CIMS). </a>Program participants and interested members of the public can view the mapping tool on the CDFI Fund's website.</p><ul><li><p> <strong>New Markets Tax Credit Program Low-Income Community (LIC) Data</strong> is now available. <br> The updated LIC data may be used as of October 31, 2017, with a one-year transition period to use prior 2006-2010 ACS data. For more information, view the <a href="/Documents/NMTC%20CIMS%20November-Census%20Transition%202011-2015%20ACS%20Oct30-2017-4.30pm.pdf" target="_blank">NMTC Census Transition FAQs</a>. In addition, the updated LIC information is expected to be available to view as a data layer in CIMS in November 2017. </p></li><li> <p> <strong>Bank Enterprise Award Distressed Community Data</strong>: <em>to be released Spring 2018 (tentative)</em><br>Updated BEA data may be used starting on the release date, with a one-year transition period to use prior 2006-2010 ACS data.</p></li><li><p> <strong>CDFI and NACA Programs Certification Investment Areas</strong>: <em>to be released Summer 2018 (tentative)</em><br>CDFI Program and NACA Program data may be used starting on the release date, with a one-year transition period to use prior 2006-2010 ACS data.</p></li></ul><p>In addition, previously released <strong>Economic Distress Data </strong>for the FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) Round and <strong>High Housing Need Data </strong>for the FY 2016 CMF Round is now available in <a href="/Pages/cims3.aspx" target="_blank">CIMS</a>. </p><p>Program specific policies related to the transition to 2011-2015 ACS data and revised eligibility tables will be posted to the <a href="/research-data/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">research page</a>, as well as to relevant program pages on the CDFI Fund website. </p><p>For questions related to the ACS transition, contact the CDFI Fund via email at <a href="mailto:cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov" target="_blank">cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov</a>, with the subject line “ACS Question.”</p>2017-10-31T04:00:00ZUpdates278
Update for FY 2017 Round BEA Program Applicants: Electronic Application Now Available https://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=276Update for FY 2017 Round BEA Program Applicants: Electronic Application Now Available <p>The electronic application for the fiscal year (FY) 2017 round of the Bank Enterprise Award Program (BEA Program) is now available in the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund’s (CDFI Fund) <a href="https://amis.cdfifund.gov/s/AMISHome" target="_blank">Awards Management Information System (AMIS).</a></p><p>All applicants must be registered in SAM.gov, Grants.gov, and AMIS to apply for funding. Previous applicants should confirm that their existing accounts for each system are active and up-to-date as soon as possible in order to avoid potential Standard Form-424 Mandatory (SF-424 Mandatory) and/or electronic application submission problems. New applicants are encouraged to begin this registration process immediately. Registration guidance for SAM.gov and Grants.gov can be found on the websites for those systems. Registration guidance for AMIS can be found in the “<a href="https://amis.cdfifund.gov/s/CDFIFundAMIS-TrainingManual-AE101.pdf" target="_blank">Getting Started – Navigating AMIS Training Manual</a>.” </p><p>The CDFI Fund strongly recommends that instructions and application timelines be reviewed closely by both first-time and repeat applicants, and that applicants allow adequate time to submit their applications using AMIS. To assist potential applicants with the FY 2017 BEA Program, the CDFI Fund has provided on its website the following three documents: the <a href="/Documents/2017%20BEA%20NOFA%20Federal%20Register%202017-20922.pdf" target="_blank">Notice of Funds Availability</a>, <a href="/Documents/2017%20BEA%20Application-508%20Compliant_100617.pdf" target="_blank">Application Instructions</a>, and <a href="/Documents/2017%20BEA%20Program-Supplemental%20Guidance-92817.pdf" target="_blank">Supplemental Guidance and FAQs</a>. All three of these documents can be found on the BEA Program webpage (<a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/bea" target="_blank">www.cdfifund.gov/bea</a>) under the ‘How To Apply’ section by clicking on Step 1: Apply. </p><p>In addition, the CDFI Fund has recorded a webinar to demonstrate the electronic application submission process in AMIS and has a comprehensive instruction manual to guide applicants through the technical aspects of using AMIS to complete their electronic applications. Links to the <a href="https://youtu.be/fikibELVBSY" target="_blank">pre-recorded AMIS webinar </a>and the “AMIS Training Manual for FY 2017 BEA Program Applicants” are also available on the BEA Program webpage (<a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/bea" target="_blank">www.cdfifund.gov/bea</a>) under the ‘How To Apply’ section by clicking on Step 1: Apply.</p><p><b>Reminder about Deadlines</b></p><ul><li><p>Part I of the application, the Grant Application Package/SF-424 Mandatory, must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on November 16, 2017.</p></li><li><p>Part II of the application, the FY 2017 BEA Program Electronic Application, must be submitted electronically through AMIS by 5:00 p.m. ET on November 30, 2017. </p></li><li><p>The CDFI Fund will not answer questions about the FY 2017 round after 5:00 p.m. ET on November 28, 2017.</p></li></ul><p>Please view the CDFI Fund’s website at <a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/bea" target="_blank">www.cdfifund.gov/bea</a> for full details about the BEA Program and <a href="/programs-training/Programs/bank_enterprise_award/Pages/apply-step.aspx" target="_blank">how to apply for the FY 2017 application round</a>. For questions regarding the BEA Program, please contact the CDFI Fund Help Desk at (202) 653-0421 or via the Service Request feature in AMIS.</p>2017-10-27T04:00:00ZUpdates276
A Public Meeting of the CDFI Fund's Advisory Board Will be Held on November 16, 2017 in Washington, DChttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=275A Public Meeting of the CDFI Fund's Advisory Board Will be Held on November 16, 2017 in Washington, DC<p>The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) is convening a meeting of the Community Development Advisory Board (the Advisory Board) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The Advisory Board meeting will be held in the Cash Room at the U.S. Department of the Treasury located at 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20220.</p><p>The function of the Advisory Board is to advise the Director of the CDFI Fund on the policies regarding the activities of the CDFI Fund. The Advisory Board does not advise the CDFI Fund on approving or declining any particular application for monetary or non-monetary awards. </p><p> <a href="/Documents/CDAB%20November%20Meeting%20Notice%202017-22278.pdf" target="_blank">Please use this link to view the official meeting notice.</a></p><p> <b>Meeting Registration & Deadline</b></p><p>The Cash Room will accommodate up to 50 members of the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Because the meeting will be held in a secured federal building, members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance.</p><p>The registration deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, November 9, 2017, or once the room capacity is reached. For entry into the building on the date of the meeting, each attendee must present his/her government issued ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, which includes a photo.</p><p>Please use the following link to register: ​​<a href="http://www.cvent.com/events/cdfi-advisory-board-meeting-11-16-17/event-summary-7df128479aa64516910cb6c9dc61ab39.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.cvent.com/events/cdfi-advisory-board-meeting-11-16-17/event-summary-7df128479aa64516910cb6c9dc61ab39.aspx</a></p> <p> <b>Public Accommodations</b></p><p>To be compliant with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the U.S. Department of the Treasury will make reasonable accommodations if you require assistance with any of the following; visual, audio or mobility. Please contact Marcia Wilson by calling (202) 622-8177 or via email at Marcia.Wilson@treasury.gov.</p><p>Please be aware that the U.S. Department of the Treasury building has stairs outside of the main entrance.</p><p> <b>Live Webcast</b></p><p>You may view the public meeting as a live webcast. You do not need to register to view the webcast. The webcast will also be archived and available for viewing a few days after the meeting. </p><p>Please use the following link to view the live webcast: <a href="http://www.yorkcast.com/treasury/events/2017/11/16/cdfi" target="_blank">http://www.yorkcast.com/treasury/events/2017/11/16/cdfi</a> </p><p> <b>Questions</b></p><p>Any questions can be directed to Bill Luecht in the Office of Legislative and External Affairs by calling (202) 653-0322 or via e-mail at <a href="mailto:AdvisoryBoard@cdfi.treas.gov">AdvisoryBoard@cdfi.treas.gov</a>.  </p>2017-10-16T04:00:00ZUpdates275
CDFI Fund to Release Updated Program Eligibility Information: 2011-2015 American Community Survey Census Bureau Datahttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=274CDFI Fund to Release Updated Program Eligibility Information: 2011-2015 American Community Survey Census Bureau Data<p>The Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) has established a plan for releasing updated program eligibility information based upon Census Bureau data from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Eligibility requirements for the Bank Enterprise Award Program (BEA Program), Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program), Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program), and New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) will be released according to the timetable below. </p><p>Currently, eligibility information for the above listed CDFI Fund programs is determined by data collected through the 2006-2010 ACS. The CDFI Fund revises program eligibility criteria to coincide with each subsequent full five-year ACS data release, which is now the 2011-2015 release. However, the CDFI Fund plans to implement a one-year transition period to allow program applicants and recipients the option to determine eligibility using either 2006-2010 ACS data or 2011-2015 ACS data.</p><p>Detailed information regarding usage of ACS data during the transition period will be posted on the program-specific pages on the CDFI Fund website. The CDFI Fund will provide public notification as transition guidance for CDFI Fund programs becomes available.</p><ul><li><p><strong>New Markets Tax Credit Program Low-Income Community (LIC) Data</strong>: <em>to be released October 31, 2017</em> Updated LIC data may be used starting on the release date, with a one-year transition period to use prior 2006-2010 ACS data. For more information, view the NMTC Census Data Transition FAQs here. </p></li><li><p><strong>Bank Enterprise Award Distressed Community Data</strong>: <em>to be released Spring 2018 (tentative)</em> Updated BEA data may be used starting on the release date, with a one-year transition period to use prior 2006-2010 ACS data.</p></li><li><p><strong>CDFI and NACA Programs Certification Investment Areas</strong>: <em>to be released Summer 2018 (tentative)</em> CDFI Program and NACA Program data may be used starting on the release date, with a one-year transition period to use prior 2006-2010 ACS data.</p></li></ul><p>Program specific policies related to the transition to 2011-2015 ACS data and revised eligibility tables will be posted to the <a href="/research-data/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">research page</a>, as well as to relevant program pages on the CDFI Fund website. Updated Community Investment Mapping System (CIMS) data reflecting new program eligibility will tentatively be deployed with revised eligibility tables.</p><p>For questions related to the ACS transition, contact the CDFI Fund via email at <a href="mailto:cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov" target="_blank">cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov</a>, with the subject line “ACS Question.”</p> 2017-10-10T04:00:00ZUpdates274

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