Step 1: CDFI Certification
Community Development Financial Institution Certification (CDFI Certification) is the U.S. Department of the Treasury's recognition of specialized financial institutions serving low-income communities. Through Certification, CDFIs are qualified to apply for technical assistance and financial assistance awards, as well as training provided by the CDFI Fund through the Capacity Building Initiative.
Entities seeking CDFI Certification should review applicable CDFI Fund program application, guidance materials and Notices Guarantee Availability (NOGAs) for requirements, including deadlines related to CDFI Certification.
Be sure to review the application materials under the Apply step to learn the certification guidance for this program. Then, learn more about how to apply to be certified as a CDFI on the CDFI Certification page.
Questions regarding CDFI Bond Guarantee Program may be directed to the CDFI Fund by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or by phone to (202) 653-0421. Please note this is not a toll free number.