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Empowering America's ECONOMICALLY Distressed Communities

What does the CDFI Fund Do?

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) plays an important role in generating economic growth and opportunity in some of our nation’s most distressed communities. By offering tailored resources and innovative programs that invest federal dollars alongside private sector capital, the CDFI Fund serves mission-driven financial institutions that take a market-based approach to supporting economically disadvantaged communities. These mission-driven organizations are encouraged to apply for CDFI Certification and participate in CDFI Fund programs that inject new sources of capital into neighborhoods that lack access to financing.

Each business financed, each job created, and each home built represents a critical step in the transformation of a life, a family, and a community. This is real change. This is the CDFI Fund. Discover More >


 

 

Bank Enterprise Award Programhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Program Areas/DispForm.aspx?ID=1Bank Enterprise Award ProgramThe BEA Program provides awards to FDIC-insured institutions for eligible investments. The BEA Program provides awards to FDIC-insured institutions for eligible investments. /programs-training/Programs/bank_enterprise_award/Pages/default.aspx
CDFI Bond Guarantee Programhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Program Areas/DispForm.aspx?ID=5CDFI Bond Guarantee Program The CDFI Bond Guarantee Program is a source of long-term, patient capital for CDFIs. The CDFI Bond Guarantee Program is a source of long-term, patient capital for CDFIs. /programs-training/Programs/cdfi-bond/Pages/default.aspx
CDFI Programhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Program Areas/DispForm.aspx?ID=6CDFI ProgramThe CDFI Program provides Financial and Technical Assistance awards to CDFIs./programs-training/Programs/cdfi-program/Pages/default.aspx
Capacity Building Initiativehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Program Areas/DispForm.aspx?ID=2Capacity Building Initiative The Capacity Building Initiative is a source of training and technical assistance for CDFIs. The Capacity Building Initiative is a source of training and technical assistance for CDFIs. /programs-training/training-ta/Pages/default.aspx
Capital Magnet Fundhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Program Areas/DispForm.aspx?ID=3Capital Magnet FundThe Capital Magnet Fund encourages the development of affordable housing in low-income communities.The Capital Magnet Fund encourages the development of affordable housing in low-income communities./programs-training/Programs/cmf/Pages/default.aspx
Native Initiativeshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Program Areas/DispForm.aspx?ID=7Native InitiativesThe Native Initiatives provides awards, training, and technical assistance to CDFIs serving Native Communities.The Native Initiatives provides awards, training, and technical assistance to CDFIs serving Native Communities./programs-training/Programs/native-initiatives/Pages/default.aspx
New Markets Tax Credit Programhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Program Areas/DispForm.aspx?ID=8New Markets Tax Credit Program The New Markets Tax Credit encourages economic and community development in low-income communities. The New Markets Tax Credit encourages economic and community development in low-income communities. /programs-training/Programs/new-markets-tax-credit/Pages/default.aspx

Impact We Make

The vision of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (the CDFI Fund) is to economically empower America’s underserved and distressed communities.

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 Announcements

 

 

Preparing for the FY 2021 CDFI and NACA Program Application Roundhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=400Preparing for the FY 2021 CDFI and NACA Program Application Round<p>​It's never too early to start getting ready for the next application round! The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) is tentatively planning to open the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) application round in early 2021.</p><p>To help your organization get ready to apply for the upcoming round, join CDFI Fund staff for an informational pre-application webinar on <strong>Wednesday, December 2, 2020</strong>. 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.</p><p><strong>CDFI Program and NACA Program Pre-Application Webinar</strong></p><p>Advance registration is not required to participate in the webinar. Please access the webinar, using the link provided below, at least five minutes prior to the beginning of the webinar. Requests for reasonable accommodations under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act should be directed to Jay Santiago at the CDFI Fund at 202-653-0300.</p><p>Viewing this webinar requires the use of WebEx. To download the Webex Meetings Desktop Application, please see the instructions on the <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.mymeetings.com_netconferencing_WBS33.6.4-5FPlug-2DIns-5F11-2D27-2D2018.php&d=DwMFaQ&c=Tuerg-yNTgVjZ4qfQI_XUAo-m_1Vz9aewAZbk-XJGzU&r=B0nfcGTYMJiyCp3IkClHGBM6C4FH2RrjMrB1JRKGJsM&m=nsejZlK4-Wjg9AUNSZqNS2sjOVvHY_RUJ286lmTNFnw&s=QB9hJoqBOYDVoWgYw04Y8Aus9cS1Y5kVc3GKIKYSCDs&e=">WebEx Downloads webpage</a>.</p><p><em>Date</em>: Wednesday, December 2, 2020</p><p><em>Time</em>: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern Time (ET)</p><p><em>Access Details</em>:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Call-In</strong>: 1 (800) 857-9693</li><li><strong>Webinar Access</strong>: <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.mymeetings.com_nc_join_&d=DwMFaQ&c=Tuerg-yNTgVjZ4qfQI_XUAo-m_1Vz9aewAZbk-XJGzU&r=Hik0JXO0xjuttFKEc44MK9aJ72flmcsWAgW2Vr7VF8w&m=kjcA6E5-FGNxCPG3U0_JmQzfIE1B0nCl8C8ERNzhpcY&s=KJ-n2spudQAThI4JcK74phUCJwWjGl_kOxRn4suvAE4&e=">https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/</a></li><li><strong>Conference Number</strong>: PWXW1789327</li><li><strong>Audience Passcode</strong>: 6183043</li></ul><p>To learn more about the CDFI Program, visit <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.cdfifund.gov_cdfi&d=DwMFaQ&c=Tuerg-yNTgVjZ4qfQI_XUAo-m_1Vz9aewAZbk-XJGzU&r=B0nfcGTYMJiyCp3IkClHGBM6C4FH2RrjMrB1JRKGJsM&m=nsejZlK4-Wjg9AUNSZqNS2sjOVvHY_RUJ286lmTNFnw&s=ExQEhW0VS8kU87SFwYfybA6JwcFl4_WKEjOuQkkjB7E&e=">www.cdfifund.gov/cdfi</a>. More information about the NACA Program can be found at <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.cdfifund.gov_native&d=DwMFaQ&c=Tuerg-yNTgVjZ4qfQI_XUAo-m_1Vz9aewAZbk-XJGzU&r=B0nfcGTYMJiyCp3IkClHGBM6C4FH2RrjMrB1JRKGJsM&m=nsejZlK4-Wjg9AUNSZqNS2sjOVvHY_RUJ286lmTNFnw&s=NupYxgQhvxOuc1jTXQOMyZj4uQFz6yzn8CRJJEL-QnE&e=">www.cdfifund.gov/native</a>.<br></p><p><br></p>2020-11-16T05:00:00ZUpdates400
CDFI Fund Releases 2019 ACR Summary Reporthttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=399CDFI Fund Releases 2019 ACR Summary Report<p>​The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) today released a summary snapshot report from the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Annual Certification and Data Collection Report (ACR) reporting cycle.<br></p><p>Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) must submit an ACR on an annual basis within 90 days of the end of their organization's fiscal year. The ACR allows the CDFI Fund to annually assess CDFIs' compliance with Certification criteria and collect data that provides insights into the CDFI industry.<br></p><p>This annual snapshot of data from Certified CDFIs provides evidence of how CDFIs are providing Financial Products and Development Services to distressed communities and underserved populations while maintaining organizational safety and soundness. Key areas highlighted in the snapshot report include:</p><ul><li>CDFI composition, location and capacity;</li><li>Business line and financial product portfolio activity; </li><li>Clients served by CDFIs; and<br></li><li>CDFI balance sheet information.<br></li></ul><p><strong>Related Links:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="/Documents/ACR%20Public%20Report%20Final%2010292020%20508Compliant.pdf" target="_blank">ACR Public Data Release: FY 2019 Summary Snapshot Report</a><br></li></ul><p><br></p>2020-11-06T05:00:00ZUpdates399
Learn about AmeriCorps and the Economic Mobility Corpshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=398Learn about AmeriCorps and the Economic Mobility Corps<p>​<em>Mark your calendar for upcoming webinars!</em></p><p>AmeriCorps and the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) will be hosting two live webinars to provide Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and other community development organizations with information on the new <a href="/news-events/Pages/news-detail.aspx?NewsID=397&Category=Updates" target="_blank">Economic Mobility Corps</a> and applying for an AmeriCorps grant.<br></p><p>The first webinar will provide a general overview of AmeriCorps, how to participate in the AmeriCorps State and National Direct program, as well as requirements of being an AmeriCorps grant recipient. The second webinar will provide information specifically on the Economic Mobility Corps and how to apply for an Economic Mobility Corps award.<br></p><p>Advance registration is not required to participate in the webinars. Access the webinars by clicking the below links at least five minutes before the webinars begin. Viewing these webinars requires the use of WebEx. To download the WebEx Event Manager, see the instructions on Verizon's <a href="https://www.mymeetings.com/emeet/join/src/plugins_mm.php?lang=/en" target="_blank">WebEx Downloads page</a>.<br><br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"> <strong>Webinar Topic</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"> <strong>Date & Time</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"> <strong>Conference Line</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"> <strong>Access Line</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <strong>AmeriCorps 101</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">October 29, 2020<br> 2:00-3:00 pm ET</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Call: 888-390-1047<br> Passcode: 1989619</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.mymeetings.com_nc_join.php-3Fi-3DPWXW1767820-26p-3D1989619-26t-3Dc&d=DwMFaQ&c=Tuerg-yNTgVjZ4qfQI_XUAo-m_1Vz9aewAZbk-XJGzU&r=YTD5oodqtG8EcmeDv93E9m4p6wg54lt_w9s8q51wX3g&m=aZiBNJKvW_c4oPb6ciysbFtbBQdiczPS5vzfmw69uQ0&s=s8y6lcFKAHOX-xH_Zc8t8N3jUEEQ_c8Uf2VLzjwfK8g&e=" target="_blank">Access Webinar</a><br> Conference #:<br> PWXW1767820<br> Passcode: 1989619</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <strong>About the Economic Mobility Corps</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">November 5, 2020<br> 2:00-3:00 pm ET</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Call: 888-730-9139<br> Passcode: 9422424</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.mymeetings.com_nc_join.php-3Fi-3DPWXW1767831-26p-3D9422424-26t-3Dc&d=DwMFaQ&c=Tuerg-yNTgVjZ4qfQI_XUAo-m_1Vz9aewAZbk-XJGzU&r=YTD5oodqtG8EcmeDv93E9m4p6wg54lt_w9s8q51wX3g&m=eWTlHiLGE38H4ls_pj0ra-Xf0dvCl3uKVqlT21IbeKU&s=NZTjwTdLiTGqNvoKfteIa89cDrkxfQ33Sj79oXQfWPg&e=" target="_blank">Access Webinar</a><br> Conference #: PWXW1767831<br> Passcode: 9422424</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>To learn more about the Economic Mobility Corps and how to apply, access the fiscal year 2021 AmeriCorps State and National Direct Grant <a href="https://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ASN_FY2021_NOFO_FINAL_508.pdf" target="_blank">Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)</a> released by AmeriCorps in September. Additional information is available on the AmeriCorps website at <a href="https://americorps.gov/" target="_blank">https://americorps.gov/</a>. Information about the CDFI Fund and CDFIs is available on the CDFI Fund website at <a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/" target="_blank">www.cdfifund.gov</a>.<br></p><br>2020-10-23T04:00:00ZUpdates398

 Upcoming Events

 

 

CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=63CDFI Certification Conference Call2020-10-15T19:00:00Z2020-10-15T20:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D18170057406B2C3550AF449B8352847FBB5E5463
CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=64CDFI Certification Conference Call2020-11-19T20:00:00Z2020-11-19T21:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D18170057406B2C3550AF449B8352847FBB5E5464
FY 2021 CDFI Program and NACA Program Pre-Application Webinarhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=75FY 2021 CDFI Program and NACA Program Pre-Application Webinar2020-12-02T19:00:00Z2020-12-02T21:00:00ZWebinar0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D18170057406B2C3550AF449B8352847FBB5E5475

 

 

Strategic Planhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Tools Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=11Strategic PlanFY 2017 - FY 2022<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/PublicationImages/Final%20Strategic%20Plan%20Cover%20102716%20highlight.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />/Pages/next-five-years.aspx

 

 

Request a Speakerhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Tools Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5Request a SpeakerSchedule a Speaker for your next event<img alt="" height="319" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Stock%20Images/shutterstock_109496642.jpg" width="425" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />/Pages/speaker-request.aspx

CDFI Fund Tools & Resources

Access Tools and Resources

Access the CDFI Fund's database systems below. Use the Awards Database search to find CDFI Fund awardees by state for all of the CDFI Fund's programs. AMIS is the CDFI Fund's Awards Management Information System, which has replaced the Community Investment Impact System and myCDFIFund.

 

 

Compliance and Performance Reporting Resourceshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Tools Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=1Compliance and Performance Reporting Resourcesicon-checkmarkHome;#0x0100178F0095A2AE7A4FBED67E33256F670E0400E5EE0B704BCEE64CA003554D82DE23E21/Pages/amisreporting.aspx
CIMS Mapping Toolhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Tools Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=2CIMS Mapping Toolicon-mapHome;#0x0100178F0095A2AE7A4FBED67E33256F670E0400E5EE0B704BCEE64CA003554D82DE23E22/Pages/mapping-system.aspx
AMIShttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Tools Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=3AMISicon-communityHome;#0x0100178F0095A2AE7A4FBED67E33256F670E0400E5EE0B704BCEE64CA003554D82DE23E23http://amis.cdfifund.gov

Awards Database

Find CDFIs in your community