Bank Enterprise Award Program

Step 1: Application Process

The Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA), application instructions, and supplemental materials for the FY 2021 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


Date Description
October 13, 2021 FY 2021 Round Opens
October 27, 2021 BEA Program General Application Webinar #1
November 3, 2021 BEA Program General Application Webinar #2
November 12, 2021 Deadline for Submitting SF-424 Mandatory through
December 10, 2021 Last day the CDFI Fund will answer questions about the
December 10, 2021 Last day to register a user and organization in AMIS.
December 10, 2021 Last day to enter, edit or delete BEA transactions, and verify addresses/census tracts in AMIS
​December 14, 2021 Last day to contact IT Help Desk re AMIS related support and submission of the Application  
​December 14, 2021 ​Deadline for submitting FY 2021 BEA Program Electronic Application in AMIS
​April 6, 2022 ​FY 2021 BEA Program Award Announcement



The CDFI Fund is conducting two live webinars to provide applicants with an overview of the FY 2021 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 Time Conference Line Access Link
Webinars October 27, 2021 and 
November 3, 2021

Access Webinar Recording
View Presentation

The CDFI Fund has made available a pre-recorded webinar to demonstrate the electronic application submission process in AMIS and has a comprehensive instruction manual to guide applicants through the technical aspects of using AMIS to complete their electronic applications. Please note that the webinar was originally recorded for the FY 2017 electronic application, however the display and functionalities for the FY 2021 electronic application is the same. Applicants should use the AMIS Training Manual for FY 2021 BEA Program Applicants as a reference when completing its electronic application in AMIS. The webinar and FY 2021 AMIS Training Manual is available at the links 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.