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 2018 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). The AMIS application interface is not yet available, but should be open a few weeks after the publication of the FY 2018 NOFA. In the meantime, prospective applicants are advised to review the NOFA, Application Instructions and related materials below. Prospective 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. These tasks must be completed by the deadlines in the Application Round Timeline below.

The CDFI Fund will send out a GovDelivery Notice when the application becomes available in AMIS. To sign up for our GovDelivery notifications, click here.


Capital Magnet Fund Overview Presentations

The CDFI Fund held pre-application information sessions about the Capital Magnet Fund program in May and June, 2018. The presentation for the sessions is available at the link below.

Additionally, the following six modules provide an overview of various Capital Magnet Fund program topics:


FY 2018 Application Round Timeline

DateDescription
July 18, 2018Opening of Application Round
August 20, 2018 (11:59 PM ET)Deadline for Online submission of SF-424 via Grants.gov
August 27, 2018 (11:59 PM ET)Deadline to Create Organizational Account in AMIS
September 13, 2018 (5:00 PM ET)Last Day to Contact the CDFI Fund with Application Questions
September 17, 2018 (5:00 PM ET)Deadline of Application Submission and all Attachments in AMIS
Winter 2019FY 2018 Capital Magnet Fund Awards Announced

FY 2018 Application Webinars

The CDFI Fund is conducting three targeted live webinars to provide a forum to answer applicant questions about the FY 2018 Capital Magnet Fund Application. Advance registration is not required to participate in the webinars. Access the webinars by clicking the links below 5 minutes before the webinars begin. Requests for reasonable accommodations under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act should be directed to Jay Santiago at 202-653-0300 no later than 48 hours before the conference calls 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
Application Webinar: Financing EntitiesJuly 31, 2018
2:00-4:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access the Recording
Application Webinar: Affordable Housing Developers/ManagersAugust 2, 2018
3:00-5:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access the Recording
AMIS Application DemonstrationAugust 8, 2018
3:00-4:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access the Recording

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
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)20181087

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 and Non-Metro Areas 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 and Non-Metro Areas 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

 

 

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>