CDFI Certification Application Now Available in AMIS

In June, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced that it would not accept new applications for certification as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) for a 90-day period, beginning August 1, 2018. The CDFI Fund needed to temporarily halt the application submission process to implement critical systems changes and transition the CDFI Certification Application to the Awards Management Information System (AMIS).

Effective November 1, 2018, the CDFI Fund will resume accepting CDFI Certification applications through AMIS . The CDFI Fund has prepared guidance to help applicants become familiar with the new CDFI Certification application interface and guide them through the technical aspects of completion and submission in AMIS. The application and updated application guidance are available on the CDFI Certification webpage under the ÌøHow to Apply' section by clicking on Step 1: Apply.

Any questions regarding CDFI Certification should be directed to the Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation Help Desk via an AMIS Service Request, via e-mail at, or phone at (202) 653-0421. More information and guidance can be found on the CDFI Fund's website at  

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