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 current round of the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) program are below. These materials are intended to help you understand how to apply for a FY 2017 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.

 

FY 2017 Application Round Timeline

DateDescription
June 29, 2017Opening of Application Round
July 28, 2017 (11:59 PM ET)Deadline for Online submission of SF-424 via Grants.gov
August 8, 2017FY 2017 Application Available in AMIS
August 29, 2017 (5:00 PM ET)Last Day to Contact the CDFI Fund with Application Questions
August 31, 2017 (5:00 PM ET)Deadline of Application Submission and all Attachments in AMIS
March 16, 2018FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund Awards Announced

FY 2017 Application Webinars


AMIS Application Demonstration (Recording)

The CDFI Fund held two webinars in August 2017 to walk potential FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund applicants through the AMIS application. View a recording of the demonstation here: Access the Recording.

July Application Webinars (Recordings)

The CDFI Fund held three webinars for potential FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund applicants in July 2017. The recordings of the webinars can be accessed at the links below:

Webinar DescriptionDate and TimeCall-in NumberAccess Webinar
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) WebinarJuly 12, 2017
3 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access the Recording
Non-Profit Housing Organizations (not CDFIs) WebinarJuly 13, 2017
2 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access the Recording
Economic Development WebinarJuly 18, 2017
1 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access the Recording

FY 2017 Application and Outreach Presentations

To provide an overview of the Capital Magnet Fund program and to help prospective applicants prepare to apply for the FY 2017 round, the Capital Magnet Fund Team recorded the following nine thematic modules:

ModuleVideoPDF
Module 1: Introduction to Capital Magnet Fund Recording PDF
Module 2: Capital Magnet Fund Eligibility & Program Requirements Recording PDF
Module 3: Attracting Capital Through the Capital Magnet Fund Recording PDF
Module 4: A Good Business Strategy is Key Recording PDF
Module 5: Affordable Housing and CMF - Updated July 10, 2017 Recording PDF
Module 6: Economic Development and CMF - Updated July 14, 2017 Recording PDF
Module 7: Preparing to Apply for CMF Round Recording PDF
Module 8: FY 2017 CMF Round Application - Updated July 11, 2017 Recording PDF
Module 9: FY 2017 CMF Recipient Requirements - Updated July 11, 2017 Recording PDF

FY 2017 Application Materials


 

 

1. FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund Notice of Funds Availabilityhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxCMF 2017 FR NOFA.pdf1. FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund Notice of Funds Availability20172017-06-30T04:00:00Z1553
2. FY 2017 CMF Application Instructionshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY2017 CMF Application Instructions_Approved Version.pdf2. FY 2017 CMF Application Instructions20172017-06-29T04:00:00Z1548
3. FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund Application Frequently Asked Questions - Updatedhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY2017 CMF Application FAQs Update _Approved Version.pdf3. FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund Application Frequently Asked Questions - Updated20172017-08-04T04:00:00Z1574
4. FY 2017 CMF Glossaryhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY2017 Capital Magnet Fund Glossary_Approved.pdf4. FY 2017 CMF Glossary20172017-06-29T04:00:00Z1550
5. FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund Economic Distress Data Sethttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY 2017 CMF Economic Distress Dataset_Final (Updated 7-3-2017).xlsx5. FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund Economic Distress Data Set20172017-07-03T04:00:00Z1556
6. FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund Data Workbook (Optional)https://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY2017 CMF Data Workbook (Optional).xlsx6. FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund Data Workbook (Optional)20172017-07-17T04:00:00Z1569
7. FY 2017 CMF AMIS Application Training Manualhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxCDFI Fund AMIS - Training Manual - AE103-CMF_v4_FINAL_8-8-2017 - PDF - 508.pdf7. FY 2017 CMF AMIS Application Training Manual20172017-08-09T04:00:00Z1576
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)20171087

FY 2016 Application Materials


 

 

FY 2016 Capital Magnet Fund Application Instructionshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY2016 CMF Application Instructions_Final_Updated 3.23.2016.pdfFY 2016 Capital Magnet Fund Application Instructions20162016-03-23T04:00:00Z1217
FY 2016 Capital Magnet Fund FAQs-UPDATEDhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxFY2016 CMF Frequently Asked Questions_UPDATED_03 09 2016.pdfFY 2016 Capital Magnet Fund FAQs-UPDATED20162016-03-09T05:00:00Z1209
FY 2016 Capital Magnet Fund High Housing Need Data March 2016https://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxCMF high housing need data March8-2016.xlsxFY 2016 Capital Magnet Fund High Housing Need Data March 201620161210
FY 2016 Capital Magnet Fund Notice of Funds Availabilityhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxCMF NOFA FR 2016-02372.pdfFY 2016 Capital Magnet Fund Notice of Funds Availability20161090

 

 

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>