Applyhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/programs-training/certification/cdfi/Lists/CDFI Certification Steps/DispForm.aspx?ID=1ApplyStep 11Application Materials /programs-training/certification/cdfi/Pages/apply-step.aspx#step1
Reporting https://www.cdfifund.gov/programs-training/certification/cdfi/Lists/CDFI Certification Steps/DispForm.aspx?ID=2Reporting Step 22Reporting/programs-training/certification/cdfi/Pages/reporting-step.aspx#step2

Step 2: Reporting

In 2016, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) launched a new mandatory Annual Certification and Data Collection Report (ACR) for all Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). The ACR, which must be completed in the CDFI Fund’s Awards Management Information System (AMIS), allows the CDFI Fund to annually assess CDFIs’ compliance with Certification guidelines and collect data that provides insights into the CDFI industry.

CDFIs must submit an ACR within 90 days of the end of their organization’s fiscal year. Failure to file the required ACR may result in a loss of Certification status and may lead to additional sanctions for CDFIs that are program Recipients. CDFIs will use data from their last complete fiscal year to complete the ACR. Please note that CDFIs may report unaudited financial data in their ACR submissions. In addition, those organizations certified during the current fiscal year will not be required to submit the ACR until the following year.

In addition, organizations must report Material Events to the CDFI Fund as required by the Assistance Agreement or to maintain Certification. The CDFI Fund defines a Material Event as an occurrence that affects an organization’s strategic direction, mission, or business operation, and, thereby, its status as a Certified CDFI and/or its compliance with the terms and conditions of its Assistance Agreement. Failure on the part of a Certified CDFI or program Award Recipient to submit a Material Event form, if necessary, can be cause for decertification, default, and/or sanctions.

In order to receive regular notifications on reporting guidance and deadlines, CDFIs should ensure that contact information in AMIS is updated on a routine basis.

Please note: The CDFI Fund is currently requesting public comment on a new CDFI Certification Application and reporting tools. Please learn more here.


Annual Certification and Data Collection Report


2019 Annual Certification and Data Collection Report Webinar
Updated - March 7, 2019

 

 

Annual Certification and Data Collection Report Frequently Asked Questionshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxACR Frequently Asked Questions June 2020.pdfAnnual Certification and Data Collection Report Frequently Asked Questions20202020-06-02T04:00:00Z2307
Annual Certification and Data Collection Report Glossaryhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxACR Glossary_June2020.pdfAnnual Certification and Data Collection Report Glossary20202020-06-02T04:00:00Z2308
Annual Certification and Data Collection Report Form Instructionshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxACR Instructions June 2020_revised.pdfAnnual Certification and Data Collection Report Form Instructions20202020-06-09T04:00:00Z2311
AMIS Training Manual - Annual Certification and Data Collection Reporthttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxCDFIFundAMISTrainingManualAE103ACR.pdfAMIS Training Manual - Annual Certification and Data Collection Report20161195

Material Events


 

 

Frequently Asked Questions on Material Eventshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxCDFI Cert Material Events FAQ.pdfFrequently Asked Questions on Material Events195
Certification of Material Event Formhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxCDFI Fund - Material Event Form (July2019).pdfCertification of Material Event Form20192019-08-23T04:00:00Z2047

 

 

CDFI Certification Contact Informationhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Call Out/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Call Out/DispForm.aspx?ID=5CDFI Certification Contact Information<h3>Questions?</h3><p>Questions regarding CDFI Certification may be directed to the CDFI Fund by e-mail to <a href="mailto:ccme@cdfi.treas.gov">ccme@cdfi.treas.gov</a>; via an AMIS Service Request; or by phone to (202) 653-0423. Please note this is not a toll free number.</p>