​​​​​Step 2: Application Process

The Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA), instructions, and supplemental materials for the FY 2019 round of the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) program are below. These materials are intended to help you understand how to apply for a Capital Magnet Fund Award. The application materials listed on this page and the requirements set forth in the NOFA are subject to change for future funding rounds.

Applicants for CMF are required to submit materials through Grants.gov (SF-424) and the CDFI Fund’s Award Management Information System (AMIS). Applicants are advised to review the NOFA, Application Instructions and related materials below. Applicants are also advised to submit their SF-424 in Grants.gov and create an organizational AMIS account, if they don’t have one already.

FY 2019 Application Round Timeline

June 25, 2019
Opening of Application Round
July 26, 2019 (11:59 PM ET)Deadline for Online submission of SF-424 via Grants.gov
August 2, 2019 (11:59 PM ET)Deadline to Create Organizational Account in AMIS
August 22, 2019 (5:00 PM ET)Last Day to Contact the CDFI Fund with Application Questions
August 26, 2019 (5:00 PM ET)Deadline of Application Submission and all Attachments in AMIS
FY 2019 Capital Magnet Fund Awards Announced

FY 2019 Application Webinars

The CDFI Fund conducted three webinars to answer applicant questions about the FY 2019 Capital Magnet Fund Application. Recording of the webinars are available at the links below.

Webinar TopicDate and TimeConferenceAccess Link
Application Webinar: Financing EntitiesJuly 9, 2019
2:00-3:30 PM ET
Webinar Completed Presentation (PDF)
Access Recording
Application Webinar: Affordable Housing Developers/ManagersJuly 11, 2019
2:00-3:30 PM ET
Webinar Completed Presentation (PDF)
Access Recording
AMIS Application DemonstrationJuly 16, 2019
2:00-3:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access Recording

FY 2019 Application Materials



FY 2018 Application Materials