​​​​​​​Step 1: Application Process

The Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA), application instructions, and supplemental materials for the FY 2019 Round of the BEA Program are provided below. These materials are intended to help applicants understand how to apply for a BEA Program award. 

The application materials listed on this page and the requirements set forth in the NOFA are subject to change for future funding rounds. Please direct any questions to the CDFI Fund’s Help Desk at 202-653-0421 or cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov.


April 26, 2019
FY 2019 Round Opens
April 30, 2019
BEA Program General Application Webinar #1
May 2, 2019
BEA Program General Application Webinar #2
May 29, 2019
Deadline for Submitting SF-424 Mandatory through Grants.gov
June 17, 2019
Last day the CDFI Fund will answer questions about the
June 17, 2019
Last day to register a user and organization in AMIS.
June 17, 2019
Last day to enter, edit or delete BEA transactions, and verify addresses/ census tracts in AMIS
​June 19, 2019
Last day to contact IT Help Desk re AMIS related support and submission of the Application  
​June 19, 2019
​Deadline for submitting FY 2019 BEA Program Electronic Application in AMIS
​September 17, 2019
​FY 2019 BEA Program Award Announcement


On April 30 and May 2, 2019, the CDFI Fund conducted two live webinars to provide applicants with an overview of the FY 2019 BEA Program application and a forum to ask questions. Applicants that were unable to join one of the webinars may view the presentation and listen to the audio file from one of the webinars via the links below.

The CDFI Fund has made available a pre-recorded 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. Please note that the webinar was originally recorded for the FY 2017 electronic application, however the display and functionalities for the FY 2019 electronic application is the same.  Applicants should use the AMIS Training Manual for FY 2019 BEA Program Applicants as a reference when completing its electronic application in AMIS. The webinar and FY 2019 AMIS Training Manual is available at the links below.

The webinar and guidance is available at the links below. 

Application Materials



Past Year's Application Materials