Bank Enterprise Award Program

Step 1: Application Process

The Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA), application instructions, and supplemental materials for the FY 2024 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 included 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


Date                          Description
April 26, 2024FY 2024 Round Opens
May 9, 2024
2:00 PM ET
BEA Program General Application Webinar #1
May 22, 2024
3:00 PM ET
BEA Program General Application Webinar #2
May 28, 2024
11:59 PM ET
Deadline for Submitting SF-424 Mandatory through
June 21, 2024
5:00 PM ET
Last day the CDFI Fund will answer questions about the Application
​June 25, 2024
5:00 PM ET
Last day to contact IT Help Desk regarding AMIS related support and submission of the Application  
June 25, 2024
11:59 PM ET
​Deadline for submitting FY 2024 BEA Program Electronic Application in AMIS
Fall 2024​BEA Program Award Announcement



The CDFI Fund is conducting two live webinars to provide applicants an overview of the FY 2024 BEA Program application and a forum to ask questions. All webinars will take place on Zoom. Use the links below to register in advance for the webinars or access the webinars by clicking the links below five minutes before the webinars begin. Each webinar has a unique link. Advance registration is recommended but not required to participate in the webinars. Webinar presentations and recordings will be posted after the live webinar.



Webinar TopicDate and Time    Access Link
FY 2024 Bank Enterprise Award Program Application Webinar #1May 9, 2024 
2:00 PM ET
Access Recording 
FY 2024 Bank Enterprise Award Program Application Webinar #2May 22, 2024
3:00 PM ET
Access Recording

The CDFI Fund will provide 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 the below AMIS Training Manual for FY 2024 BEA Program Applicants as a reference when completing their electronic application in AMIS. The links to the FY 2024 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.