Step 1: Application Process
The Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA), application instructions, and supplemental materials for the FY 2020 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|April 2, 2020||FY 2020 Round Opens|
|April 8, 2020||BEA Program General Application Webinar #1|
|April 10, 2020||BEA Program General Application Webinar #2|
|May 4, 2020||Deadline for Submitting SF-424 Mandatory through Grants.gov|
|June 1, 2020||Last day the CDFI Fund will answer questions about the|
|June 1, 2020||Last day to register a user and organization in AMIS.|
|June 1, 2020||Last day to enter, edit or delete BEA transactions, and verify addresses/ census tracts in AMIS|
|June 3, 2020||Last day to contact IT Help Desk re AMIS related support and submission of the Application |
|June 3, 2020||Deadline for submitting FY 2020 BEA Program Electronic Application in AMIS|
|September 2020||FY 2020 BEA Program Award Announcement|
The CDFI Fund is conducting two live webinars to provide applicants with an overview of the FY 2020 BEA Program application and a forum to ask questions. Advance registration is not required to participate in the webinars. Please access the webinars, using the links provided below, at least five minutes prior to the beginning of the webinar.
Viewing these webinars requires the use of WebEx. To download the WebEx Event manager, please see the instructions on the
WebEx Downloads webpage.
Date and Time||
|Webinar 1||April 9, 2020|
2:30-3:30 PM ET
Access Webinar Recording
|updWebinar 2||April 10, 2020|
2:30-3:30 PM ET
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 2020 electronic application is the same. Applicants should use the AMIS Training Manual for FY 2020 BEA Program Applicants as a reference when completing its electronic application in AMIS. The webinar and FY 2020 AMIS Training Manual is available at the links below.