Certification https://www.cdfifund.gov/programs-training/Programs/cdfi-program/Lists/CDFI Program Steps/DispForm.aspx?ID=5Certification Step 11CDFI Certification/programs-training/Programs/cdfi-program/Pages/cdfi-certification-step.aspx#step1
Applyhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/programs-training/Programs/cdfi-program/Lists/CDFI Program Steps/DispForm.aspx?ID=1ApplyStep 22Timeline| Application Materials| Healthy Food Financing Initiative| Past Year's Application Materials /programs-training/Programs/cdfi-program/Pages/apply-step.aspx#step2
Award Announcementhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/programs-training/Programs/cdfi-program/Lists/CDFI Program Steps/DispForm.aspx?ID=2Award AnnouncementStep 33Award Announcement/programs-training/Programs/cdfi-program/Pages/award-announcement-step.aspx#step3
Closing and Disbursementhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/programs-training/Programs/cdfi-program/Lists/CDFI Program Steps/DispForm.aspx?ID=3Closing and DisbursementStep 44Closing and Disbursement/programs-training/Programs/cdfi-program/Pages/closing-disbursement-step.aspx#step4
Compliance and Reportinghttps://www.cdfifund.gov/programs-training/Programs/cdfi-program/Lists/CDFI Program Steps/DispForm.aspx?ID=4Compliance and ReportingStep 55Compliance and Reporting/programs-training/Programs/cdfi-program/Pages/compliance-step.aspx#step5

​​​​​​​​​Step 2: Application Process

The Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA), instructions, and supplemental materials for the FY 2018 round of the CDFI Program are below. These materials are intended to help you understand how to apply for a CDFI 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 questions about the application process for Financial Assistance, Technical Assistance, and Healthy Food Financing Initiative - Financial Assistance awards to the CDFI Program Help Desk at 202-653-0421,option 1, or cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov
 

Timeline

DateDescription
January 31, 2018FY 2018 Round Opening
February 28, 2018 by 11:59 PM ET Last Day to Contact CDFI Certification Staff Regarding Certification Application
March 2, 2018 by 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Creating an AMIS Account
March 2, 2018 by 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Submitting SF-424 through Grants.gov
March 2, 2018 by 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Submitting CDFI Certification Application through AMIS
April 2, 2018 by 5:00 PM ETLast Day the CDFI Fund Will Answer Questions About the Application
April 4, 2018 by 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Submitting FA/TA Application through AMIS
TBDFY 2018 CDFI Program Awards Announced

FY 2018 Application Workshops

CDFI Fund staff will conduct five in-person FY 2018 CDFI Program and NACA Program Application Workshops in Washington, DC. Registration for these workshops is now open. Due to security requirements at the federal facility where the workshops will be held, anyone wishing to attend the in-person application workshops must register through the online registration system links provided below. Individuals who do not register before the applicable registration deadlines may not be admitted.

*The CDFI Fund may combine the Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance workshops held on February 27, 2018 if attendance does not support separate sessions.

Workshop DescriptionDate and TimeRegistration DeadlineRegistration Link
NACA Program Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance Joint Workshop February 15, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Register by February 12, 2018Registration Closed
CDFI Program Financial Assistance Workshop: Morning Session February 27, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Register by February 22, 2018 Register Now
CDFI Program Technical Assistance Workshop: Morning Session February 27, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Register by February 22, 2018 Register Now
CDFI Program Financial Assistance Workshop: Afternoon Session February 27, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
Register by February 22, 2018 Register Now
CDFI Program Technical Assistance Workshop: Afternoon Session February 27, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
Register by February 22, 2018 Register Now

FY 2018 Application Webinars

The CDFI Fund is conducting six targeted live webinars to provide a forum to answer applicant questions about the FY 2018 CDFI Program and NACA Program applications. Advance registration is not required to participate in the webinars. Access the webinars by clicking the below links 5 minutes before the webinars begin.

Viewing these webinars requires the use of WebEx. To download the WebEx Event Manager, see the instructions on the Verizon's WebEx Downloads page.

Webinar TopicDate and TimeConferenceAccess Link
FY 2018 FA/TA Application: Getting StartedFebruary 14, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Call: 1-800-369-3348
Conference: PWXW6797851
Passcode: 6070590
Access the Webinar
FY 2018 FA/TA Application Q&A: BanksMarch 5, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Call: 1-800-369-3348
Conference: PWXW6797851
Passcode: 6070590
Access the Webinar
FY 2018 FA/TA Application Q&A: NACA ProgramMarch 6, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Call: 1-800-369-3348
Conference: PWXW6797851
Passcode: 6070590
Access the Webinar
FY 2018 FA/TA Application Q&A: Credit UnionsMarch 7, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Call: 1-800-369-3348
Conference: PWXW6797851
Passcode: 6070590
Access the Webinar
FY 2018 FA/TA Application Q&A: Unregulated InstitutionsMarch 8, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Call: 1-800-369-3348
Conference: PWXW6797851
Passcode: 6070590
Access the Webinar
FY 2018 FA/TA Application AMIS DemonstrationMarch 14, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Call: 1-800-369-3348
Conference: PWXW6797851
Passcode: 6070590
Access the Webinar

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Financial Assistance Application Materials

 

 

01. FY 2018 CDFI Program Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA)https://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2018 CDFI Program NOFA.pdf01. FY 2018 CDFI Program Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA)20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1668
02. FA Application Guidancehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx2. FA Application Guidance UPDATED 2.1.18.pdf02. FA Application Guidance20182018-02-01T05:00:00Z1690
03. Pre-Application Guidehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx3. Pre-Application Guide.pdf03. Pre-Application Guide20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1670
04. Community Partnerships Guidance for FA Applicantshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx4. Community Partnerships Guidance for FA Applicants.pdf04. Community Partnerships Guidance for FA Applicants20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1671
05. Persisent Poverty Counties FA Guidancehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx5. Persisent Poverty Counties FA Guidance.pdf05. Persisent Poverty Counties FA Guidance20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1672
06. FA Application Evaluation Processhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx6. FA Application Evaluation Process.pdf06. FA Application Evaluation Process20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1673
07. Matching Funds Guidancehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx7. Matching Funds Guidance.pdf07. Matching Funds Guidance20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1674
08. Matching Funds Breakout Tablehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx8. Matching Funds Breakout Table.xlsm08. Matching Funds Breakout Table20182018-02-14T05:00:00Z1675
09. FY 2018 FA Excel Inputs Workbook - FOR REFERENCE ONLYhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx9. FA Excel Inputs Workbook FOR REFERENCE ONLY.xlsx09. FY 2018 FA Excel Inputs Workbook - FOR REFERENCE ONLY20182018-02-02T05:00:00Z1676
10. Frequently Asked Questionshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx10. Frequently Asked Questions.pdf10. Frequently Asked Questions20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1677
11. Forms Assurances and Certificationshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx11. Forms Assurances and Certifications.pdf11. Forms Assurances and Certifications20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1678
12. Crosswalk for Bank Applicantshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx12. Crosswalk for Bank Applicants.pdf12. Crosswalk for Bank Applicants20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1679
13. Crosswalk Credit Union Applicantshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx13. Crosswalk Credit Union Applicants.pdf13. Crosswalk Credit Union Applicants20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1680
14. FA Application Overview Presentationhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx14. FA Application Overview Presentation.pdf14. FA Application Overview Presentation20182018-02-02T05:00:00Z1691

Technical Assistance Application Materials

 

 

01. FY 2018 CDFI Program Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA)https://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2018 CDFI Program NOFA.pdf01. FY 2018 CDFI Program Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA)20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1668
02. TA Application Guidancehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx2. TA Application Guidance.pdf02. TA Application Guidance20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1681
03. Pre-Application Guidehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx3. Pre-Application Guide.pdf03. Pre-Application Guide20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1670
04. TA Application Evaluation Processhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx4. TA Application Evaluation Process.pdf04. TA Application Evaluation Process20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1682
05. FY 2018 TA Excel Inputs Workbook - FOR REFERENCE ONLYhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx5. TA Excel Inputs Workbook FOR REFERENCE ONLY.xlsx05. FY 2018 TA Excel Inputs Workbook - FOR REFERENCE ONLY20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1683
06. Frequently Asked Questionshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx6. Frequently Asked Questions.pdf06. Frequently Asked Questions20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1684
07. Forms Assurances and Certificationshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx7. Forms Assurances and Certifications.pdf07. Forms Assurances and Certifications20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1685
08. Crosswalk for Bank Applicantshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx8. Crosswalk for Bank Applicants.pdf08. Crosswalk for Bank Applicants20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1686
09. Crosswalk Credit Union Applicantshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx9. Crosswalk Credit Union Applicants.pdf09. Crosswalk Credit Union Applicants20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1687
10. TA Application Overview Presentationhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx10. TA Application Overview Presentation.pdf10. TA Application Overview Presentation20182018-02-02T05:00:00Z1692

Healthy Food Financing Initiative

Organizations interested in applying for a Healthy Food Financing Initiative - Financial Assistance award should review the below documentation, in addition to the Financial Assistance award application materials. In order to be eligible to receive a Healthy Food Financing Initiative -Financial Assistance award, applicants must apply for and be selected to receive a CDFI Program Financial Assistance award.


 

 

01. FY 2018 CDFI Program Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA)https://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2018 CDFI Program NOFA.pdf01. FY 2018 CDFI Program Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA)20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1668
02. HFFI-FA Narrative Questions Guidancehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx2. HFFI-FA Narrative Questions Guidance.pdf02. HFFI-FA Narrative Questions Guidance20182018-01-31T05:00:00Z1688

Past Year's Application Materials

 

 

FY 2017 AMIS Crosswalk for Bank Applicantshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxAMIS Crosswalk for Bank CDFI Applicants Final 3.20.17.pdfFY 2017 AMIS Crosswalk for Bank Applicants20172017-03-20T04:00:00Z1472
FY 2017 AMIS Crosswalk for Credit Union Applicantshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxAMIS Crosswalk for Credit Union CDFI Applicants Final 3.20.17.pdfFY 2017 AMIS Crosswalk for Credit Union Applicants20172017-03-20T04:00:00Z1470
FY 2017 CDFI Program NOFAhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2017 CDFI Program NOFA_vFR final.pdfFY 2017 CDFI Program NOFA20171453
FY 2017 CDFI Program and NACA Program Application Frequently Asked Questionshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY17 CDFI and NACA Program Frequently Asked Questions Cleared 3.24.17.pdfFY 2017 CDFI Program and NACA Program Application Frequently Asked Questions20172017-03-31T04:00:00Z1483
FY 2017 CDFI Program and NACA Program Application Workshops Presentationhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2017 CDFI NACA Programs In-Person Application Workshop_508.pdfFY 2017 CDFI Program and NACA Program Application Workshops Presentation20172017-03-08T05:00:00Z1463
FY 2017 CDFI Program and NACA Program Application: AMIS Training Manual https://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2017 AMIS Training Manual for CDFI NACA Program Application.pdfFY 2017 CDFI Program and NACA Program Application: AMIS Training Manual 20172017-04-06T04:00:00Z1486
FY 2017 CDFI Program and NACA Program Financial Assistance Evaluation Processhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY17 Financial Assistance Evaluation Process Cleared 3.24.17.pdfFY 2017 CDFI Program and NACA Program Financial Assistance Evaluation Process20172017-03-31T04:00:00Z1479
FY 2017 CDFI Program and NACA Program Pre-Application Quick Start Guidehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2017 Pre-Application Quick Start Guide with AMIS Updates 4.3.17.pdfFY 2017 CDFI Program and NACA Program Pre-Application Quick Start Guide20172017-04-03T04:00:00Z1484
FY 2017 CDFI Program and NACA Program Technical Assistance Evaluation Processhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY17 Technical Assistance Evaluation Process Cleared 3.24.17v2.pdfFY 2017 CDFI Program and NACA Program Technical Assistance Evaluation Process20172017-03-31T04:00:00Z1482
FY 2017 Community Partnerships Guidance for FA Applicantshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2017 Community Partnerships Guidance for FA Applicants Final.pdfFY 2017 Community Partnerships Guidance for FA Applicants20171446
FY 2017 FA Excel Inputs Workbook - FOR REFERENCE ONLYhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2017 FA Excel Inputs Workbook - Updated 3 23 2017.xlsxFY 2017 FA Excel Inputs Workbook - FOR REFERENCE ONLY20172017-03-23T04:00:00Z1475
FY 2017 Forms, Assurances, and Certifications Guidancehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2017 Forms, Assurances, and Certifications.pdfFY 2017 Forms, Assurances, and Certifications Guidance20171445
FY 2017 Matching Funds Breakout Table for CDFI Program Applicantshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxMatching Funds Breakout Table for FY17 Applicants.xlsxFY 2017 Matching Funds Breakout Table for CDFI Program Applicants20172017-04-05T04:00:00Z1487
FY 2017 Matching Funds Guidancehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2017 Matching Funds Guidance Final.pdfFY 2017 Matching Funds Guidance20171444
FY 2017 TA Application Questions and Guidancehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2017 TA Application and Guidance Final.pdfFY 2017 TA Application Questions and Guidance20171447
FY 2017 TA Excel Inputs Workbook - FOR REFERENCE ONLYhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2017 TA Excel Inputs Workbook - Updated 3 23 2017.xlsxFY 2017 TA Excel Inputs Workbook - FOR REFERENCE ONLY20172017-03-23T04:00:00Z1478
FY2017 FA Application and Guidance https://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2017 FA Application and Guidance Finalv2.pdfFY2017 FA Application and Guidance 20171454

 

 

CDFI Program Contact Informationhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Call Out/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Call Out/DispForm.aspx?ID=6CDFI Program Contact Information<h3>Questions?</h3><p>Questions regarding CDFI Program may be directed to the CDFI Fund by e-mail to cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov; or by phone to (202) 653-0421. Please note this is not a toll free number.</p>