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 2019 round of the CDFI Program are below. These materials are intended to help you understand how to apply for a CDFI Program award. More information about the upcoming FY 2020 application round will be provided when available. 

For those preparing to apply for the FY 2020 application round, the CDFI Fund provided a pre-application webinar on December 18, 2019. The webinar recording and presentation are available below.

Please direct questions about the application process for Financial Assistance, Technical Assistance, and supplemental awards to the CDFI Program Help Desk at 202-653-0421, option 1, or cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov.

Note: The application materials listed on this page and the requirements set forth in the NOFA are subject to change for future funding rounds.


FY 2019 Application Timeline

DateDescription
April 4, 2019FY 2019 Round Opening
May 1, 2019 by 11:59 PM ET Last Day to Contact CDFI Certification Staff Regarding Certification Application
May 3, 2019 by 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Creating an AMIS Account
May 3, 2019 by 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Submitting SF-424 through Grants.gov
May 3, 2019 by 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Submitting CDFI Certification Application through AMIS
June 4, 2019 by 5:00 PM ETLast Day the CDFI Fund Will Answer Questions About the Application
June 6, 2019 by 5:00 PM ETDeadline to Receive AMIS Support From the IT Help Desk
June 6, 2019 by 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Submitting FA/TA Application through AMIS
September 19, 2019FY 2019 CDFI Program TA Awards Announced
November 19, 2019
FY 2019 CDFI Program FA Awards Announced

FY 2019 Application Webinars

The CDFI Fund held five targeted live webinars to provide a forum to answer applicant questions about the FY 2019 CDFI Program and NACA Program applications. Recordings of the webinars can be found below.

Webinar TopicDate and TimeConferenceAccess Link
FY 2019 FA/TA Application: Getting StartedApril 16, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access Recording
FY 2019 TA Application Webinar WorkshopApril 23, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access Recording
FY 2019 FA Application Webinar WorkshopApril 24, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access Recording
FY 2019 CDFI Program Q&A WebinarMay 14, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access Recording
FY 2019 NACA Program Q&A WebinarMay 15, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access Recording

FY 2019 AMIS Application Tutorials

These pre-recorded tutorials demonstrate how to navigate through the Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance Applications in AMIS.

Webinar TopicAccess Link
Navigating the FY 2019 TA Application Template in AMIS (pre-recorded tutorial) Access Recording
Navigating the FY 2019 FA Application Template in AMIS (pre-recorded tutorial) Access Recording
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Financial Assistance Application Materials

 

 

1. FY 2019 CDFI Program NOFAhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx1. 2019-06622_CDFI 2019 NOFA.pdf1. FY 2019 CDFI Program NOFA20192019-04-05T04:00:00Z1988
2. Application Overview Presentationhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx2. Application Overview Presentation.pdf2. Application Overview Presentation20192019-04-04T04:00:00Z1971
3. Pre-Application Guidehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx3. Pre-Application Guide.pdf3. Pre-Application Guide20192019-04-04T04:00:00Z1979
4. Financial Assistance (FA) Application Guidancehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx4. Financial Assistance (FA) Application Guidance UPDATED 4.25.19.pdf4. Financial Assistance (FA) Application Guidance20192019-04-25T04:00:00Z1992
5. Base Financial Assistance (Base-FA) Application Evaluation Processhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx5. Base Financial Assistance (Base-FA) Application Evaluation Process_Updated.pdf5. Base Financial Assistance (Base-FA) Application Evaluation Process20192019-05-03T04:00:00Z2010
6. Persistent Poverty Counties-Financial Assistance (PPC-FA) Application Guidancehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx6. Persistent Poverty Counties-Financial Assistance (PPC-FA) Application Guidance.pdf6. Persistent Poverty Counties-Financial Assistance (PPC-FA) Application Guidance20192019-04-04T04:00:00Z1973
7. Disability Funds-Financial Assistance (DF-FA) Application Guidancehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx7. Disability Funds-Financial Assistance (DF-FA) Application Guidance.pdf7. Disability Funds-Financial Assistance (DF-FA) Application Guidance20192019-04-04T04:00:00Z1974
8. Application Financial Data Inputs Workbook - FOR REFERENCE ONLYhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx8. Application Financial Data Inputs Workbook - FOR REFERENCE ONLY.xlsx8. Application Financial Data Inputs Workbook - FOR REFERENCE ONLY20192019-04-04T04:00:00Z1975
9. Forms, Assurances, and Certificationshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx9. Forms, Assurances, and Certifications.pdf9. Forms, Assurances, and Certifications20192019-04-04T04:00:00Z1976
10. Matching Funds Guidancehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxx10. Matching Funds Guidance.pdf10. Matching Funds Guidance20192019-04-04T04:00:00Z1977
11. Retained Earnings Calculatorhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxx11. Retained Earnings Calculator.xlsm11. Retained Earnings Calculator20192019-04-04T04:00:00Z1978
12. AMIS Training Manual for FY 2019 CDFI Program and NACA Program - FA Applicantshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxx12. AMIS Training Manual for FY 2019 CDFI Program and NACA Program - FA Applicants.pdf12. AMIS Training Manual for FY 2019 CDFI Program and NACA Program - FA Applicants20192019-04-25T04:00:00Z1994
13. Frequently Asked Questionshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxx13. Frequently Asked Questions.pdf13. Frequently Asked Questions20192019-05-07T04:00:00Z2012

Technical Assistance Application Materials

 

 

1. FY 2019 CDFI Program NOFAhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx1. 2019-06622_CDFI 2019 NOFA.pdf1. FY 2019 CDFI Program NOFA20192019-04-05T04:00:00Z1988
2. Application Overview Presentationhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx2. Application Overview Presentation.pdf2. Application Overview Presentation20192019-04-04T04:00:00Z1971
3. Pre-Application Guidehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx3. Pre-Application Guide.pdf3. Pre-Application Guide20192019-04-04T04:00:00Z1979
4. Technical Assistance (TA) Application Guidancehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx4. Technical Assistance Application Guidance.pdf4. Technical Assistance (TA) Application Guidance20192019-04-04T04:00:00Z1986
5. Technical Assistance Application Evaluation Processhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx5. Technical Assistance Application Evaluation Process.pdf5. Technical Assistance Application Evaluation Process20192019-04-04T04:00:00Z1980
6. Application Financial Data Inputs Workbook - FOR REFERENCE ONLYhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx6. Application Financial Data Inputs Workbook - FOR REFERENCE ONLY.xlsx6. Application Financial Data Inputs Workbook - FOR REFERENCE ONLY20192019-04-04T04:00:00Z1981
7. Forms, Assurances, and Certificationshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx7. Forms, Assurances, and Certifications.pdf7. Forms, Assurances, and Certifications20192019-04-04T04:00:00Z1982
8. AMIS Training Manual for FY 2019 CDFI Program and NACA Program - TA Applicantshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx8. AMIS Training Manual for FY 2019 CDFI Program and NACA Program - TA Applicants.pdf8. AMIS Training Manual for FY 2019 CDFI Program and NACA Program - TA Applicants20192019-04-25T04:00:00Z1993
9. Frequently Asked Questionshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx9. Frequently Asked Questions.pdf9. Frequently Asked Questions20192019-05-07T04:00:00Z2013

Healthy Food Financing Initiative

The Healthy Food Financing Initiative – Financial Assistance (HFFI-FA) Application will be made available after the FY 2019 CDFI Program Financial Assistance (FA) award Application submission deadline. Organizations interested in applying for HFFI-FA must submit an FA Application and make an HFFI-FA funding request in the Application in AMIS. After the FY 2019 FA Application submission deadline, Applicants that made an HFFI-FA funding request in AMIS will receive an email with the HFFI-FA Application and HFFI-FA Application Guidance.

Organizations interested in applying for HFFI-FA should review the below documentation, in addition to the Financial Assistance award Application Materials.


 

 

1. FY 2019 CDFI Program NOFAhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx1. 2019-06622_CDFI 2019 NOFA.pdf1. FY 2019 CDFI Program NOFA20192019-04-05T04:00:00Z1988

Past Year's Application Materials

 

 

 

 

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>