​​​​​​​​​Step 2: Application Process

The Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA), instructions, and supplemental materials for the FY 2019 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 supplemental awards to the NACA Program Help Desk at 202-653-0421, option 1, or cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov
 

Timeline

DateDescription
April 4, 2019FY 2019 Round Opening
May 1, 2019 by 11:59 PM ET Last Day to Contact CDFI Certification Staff Regarding Certification Application
May 3, 2019 by 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Creating an AMIS Account
May 3, 2019 by 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Submitting SF-424 through Grants.gov
May 3, 2019 by 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Submitting CDFI Certification Application through AMIS
June 4, 2019 by 5:00 PM ETLast Day the CDFI Fund Will Answer Questions About the Application
June 6, 2019 by 5:00 PM ETDeadline to Receive AMIS Support From the IT Help Desk
June 6, 2019 by 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Submitting FA/TA Application through AMIS
TBDFY 2019 NACA Program Awards Announced

FY 2019 Application Webinars

The CDFI Fund held five targeted live webinars to provide a forum to answer applicant questions about the FY 2019 CDFI Program and NACA Program applications. Recordings of the webinars can be found below.

Webinar TopicDate and TimeConferenceAccess Link
FY 2019 FA/TA Application: Getting StartedApril 16, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access Recording
FY 2019 TA Application Webinar WorkshopApril 23, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access Recording
FY 2019 FA Application Webinar WorkshopApril 24, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access Recording
FY 2019 CDFI Program Q&A WebinarMay 14, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access Recording
FY 2019 NACA Program Q&A WebinarMay 15, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed Access Recording

FY 2019 AMIS Application Tutorials

These pre-recorded tutorials demonstrate how to navigate through the Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance Applications in AMIS.

Webinar TopicAccess Link
Navigating the FY 2019 TA Application Template in AMIS (pre-recorded tutorial) Access Recording
Navigating the FY 2019 FA Application Template in AMIS (pre-recorded tutorial) Access Recording

Financial Assistance Application Materials

 

 

Technical Assistance Application Materials

 

 

Healthy Food Financing Initiative

The Healthy Food Financing Initiative – Financial Assistance (HFFI-FA) Application will be made available after the FY 2019 NACA Program Financial Assistance (FA) award Application submission deadline. Organizations interested in applying for HFFI-FA must submit an FA Application and make an HFFI-FA funding request in the Application in AMIS. After the FY 2019 FA Application submission deadline, Applicants that made an HFFI-FA funding request in AMIS will receive an email with the HFFI-FA Application and HFFI-FA Application Guidance.

Organizations interested in applying for HFFI-FA should review the below documentation, in addition to the Financial Assistance award Application Materials.


 

 

Past Year's Application Materials