Bank Enterprise Award Program

Step 1: Application Process

The Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA), application instructions, and supplemental materials for the FY 2023 Round of the BEA Program are provided below. These materials are intended to help applicants understand how to apply for a BEA 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 any questions to the CDFI Fund’s Help Desk at 202-653-0421 or


March 31, 2023FY 2023 Round Opens
April 18, 2023BEA Program General Application Webinar #1
May 2, 2023Deadline for Submitting SF-424 Mandatory through
May 9, 2023BEA Program General Application Webinar #2
June 6, 2023Last day the CDFI Fund will answer questions about the Application
June 6, 2023Last day to enter, edit or delete BEA transactions, and verify addresses/census tracts in AMIS
​June 8, 2023Last day to contact IT Help Desk regarding AMIS related support and submission of the Application  
June 8, 2023​Deadline for submitting FY 2023 BEA Program Electronic Application in AMIS
​September 20, 2023​FY 2023 - BEA Program Award Announcement



The CDFI Fund is conducting two live webinars to provide applicants with an overview of the FY 2023 BEA Program application and a forum to ask questions. Advance registration is not required to participate in the webinars. Please access the webinars, using the links provided below, at least five minutes prior to the beginning of the webinar.

Viewing these webinars requires the use of WebEx. To download the WebEx Event manager, please see the instructions on the WebEx Downloads webpage.

 Date and TimeConference LineAccess Link
Webinar 1April 18, 2023  
2:00-3:00 PM ET
CompletedWebinar Recording
Webinar 2May 9, 2023
2:00-3:00 PM ET

The CDFI Fund also made available a pre-recorded webinar to demonstrate the electronic application submission process in AMIS. This is in addition to the comprehensive instruction manual posted below to guide applicants through the technical aspects of using AMIS to complete their electronic applications. Applicants should use this AMIS Training Manual for FY 2023 BEA Program Applicants as a reference when completing its electronic application in AMIS. The links to the FY 2023 AMIS Training Manual and the forthcoming AMIS webinar can be found below:


Questions regarding the Bank Enterprise Awards Program may be directed to the CDFI Fund by e-mail to; or by phone to (202) 653-0421. Please note this is not a toll free number.