​​​​​​​​​Step 2: Application Process

The Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA), instructions, and supplemental materials for the FY 2018 round of the NACA Program are below. These materials are intended to help you understand how to apply for a NACA Program award.

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

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

Timeline

DateDescription
January 31, 2018FY 2018 Round Opening
February 28, 2018 by 11:59 PM ET Last Day to Contact CDFI Certification Staff Regarding Certification Application
March 2, 2018 by 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Creating an AMIS Account
March 2, 2018 by 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Submitting SF-424 through Grants.gov
March 2, 2018 by 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Submitting CDFI Certification Application through AMIS
April 2, 2018 by 5:00 PM ETLast Day the CDFI Fund Will Answer Questions About the Application
April 4, 2018 by 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Submitting FA/TA Application through AMIS
September 19, 2018FY 2018 NACA Program Awards Announced

FY 2018 Application Webinars

The CDFI Fund is conducting six targeted live webinars to provide a forum to answer applicant questions about the FY 2018 CDFI Program and NACA Program applications. Advance registration is not required to participate in the webinars. Access the webinars by clicking the below links 5 minutes before the webinars 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
FY 2018 FA/TA Application: Getting StartedFebruary 14, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access Recording (Audio Only)
FY 2018 FA/TA Application Q&A: BanksMarch 5, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access Recording
FY 2018 FA/TA Application Q&A: NACA ProgramMarch 6, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access Recording
FY 2018 FA/TA Application Q&A: Credit UnionsMarch 7, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access Recording
FY 2018 FA/TA Application Q&A: Unregulated InstitutionsMarch 8, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access Recording
FY 2018 FA/TA Application AMIS DemonstrationMarch 14, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access Recording

Financial Assistance Application Materials

 

 

Technical Assistance Application Materials

 

 

Healthy Food Financing Initiative

Organizations interested in applying for a Healthy Food Financing Initiative - Financial Assistance award should review the below documentation, in addition to the Financial Assistance award application materials. In order to be eligible to receive a Healthy Food Financing Initiative -Financial Assistance award, applicants must apply for and be selected to receive a NACA Program Financial Assistance award.


 

 

Past Year's Application Materials