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

DateDescription
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
TBD
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


 

 

1. FY 2019 CMF Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA)https://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxCMF NOFA 2019-13667.pdf1. FY 2019 CMF Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA)20192019-06-25T04:00:00Z2036
2. FY 2019 CMF Application Instructionshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2019 CMF Application Instructions - Updated July 31, 2019.pdf2. FY 2019 CMF Application Instructions20192019-08-01T04:00:00Z2043
3. FY 2019 CMF Application Frequently Asked Questionshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2019 CMF Application FAQs - wcover.pdf3. FY 2019 CMF Application Frequently Asked Questions20192019-06-25T04:00:00Z2030
4. FY 2019 CMF Glossaryhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2019 Capital Magnet Fund Glossary.pdf4. FY 2019 CMF Glossary20192019-06-25T04:00:00Z2028
5. FY 2019 Capital Magnet Fund Economic Distress Data Sethttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2019 CMF Areas of Economic Distress and Rural Dataset_Final.xlsb5. FY 2019 Capital Magnet Fund Economic Distress Data Set20192019-06-25T04:00:00Z2032
6. FY 2019 CMF Application AMIS Navigation Guidehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2019 CMF Application AMIS Use and Navigation Guide.pdf6. FY 2019 CMF Application AMIS Navigation Guide20192019-06-25T04:00:00Z2029
Capital Magnet Fund Interim Rule (Amended February 8, 2016)https://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxInterim Rule FR 2016-02132.pdfCapital Magnet Fund Interim Rule (Amended February 8, 2016)20192019-06-25T04:00:00Z1087

FY 2018 Application Materials


 

 

1. FY 2018 Capital Magnet Fund Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA)https://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxCMF 2018 Federal Register.pdf1. FY 2018 Capital Magnet Fund Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA)20182018-07-20T04:00:00Z1823
2. FY 2018 CMF Application Instructionshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY2018 CMF Application Instructions_final_cover_v2.pdf2. FY 2018 CMF Application Instructions20182018-07-18T04:00:00Z1822
3. FY 2018 CMF Application Frequently Asked Questionshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2018 CMF Application FAQs - Final Approved-cover.pdf3. FY 2018 CMF Application Frequently Asked Questions20182018-08-28T04:00:00Z1810
4. FY 2018 CMF Glossaryhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2018 Capital Magnet Fund Glossary.pdf4. FY 2018 CMF Glossary20182018-07-18T04:00:00Z1813
5. FY 2018 Capital Magnet Fund Economic Distress and Rural Areas Data Sethttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2018 CMF Areas of Economic Distress Dataset.xlsb5. FY 2018 Capital Magnet Fund Economic Distress and Rural Areas Data Set20182018-07-18T04:00:00Z1812
6. FY 2018 Capital Magnet Fund Data Workbook (Optional)https://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2018 CMF Data Workbook (Optional).xlsx6. FY 2018 Capital Magnet Fund Data Workbook (Optional)20182018-07-18T04:00:00Z1811
7. FY 2018 CMF Application AMIS Navigation Guidehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxCMF Application AMIS Navigation Guide_final_7-17-18.pdf7. FY 2018 CMF Application AMIS Navigation Guide20182018-07-18T04:00:00Z1809

 

 

CMF Contact Informationhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Call Out/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Call Out/DispForm.aspx?ID=2CMF Contact Information<h3>Questions? </h3> <p>Questions regarding ​Capital Magnet Fund ​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>