Step 2: Application Process
The Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA), instructions, and supplemental materials for the FY 2021 round of the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) program are below. These materials are intended to help you understand how to apply for a Capital Magnet Fund Award. The application materials listed on this page and the requirements set forth in the NOFA are subject to change for future funding rounds.
Applicants for CMF are required to submit materials through Grants.gov (SF-424) and the CDFI Fund’s Award Management Information System (AMIS). Applicants are advised to review the NOFA, Application Instructions and related materials below. Applicants are also advised to submit their SF-424 in Grants.gov and create an organizational AMIS account, if they don’t have one already.
CAPITAL MAGNET FUND OVERVIEW PRESENTATIONS
For those preparing to apply for the FY 2021 application round, the Capital Magnet Fund team held a pre-application information session on June 30, 2021. The presentation and a recording of the session is available below.
Additionally, the following six modules provide an overview of various Capital Magnet Fund program topics:
|September 9, 2021||Opening of Application Round|
|October 12, 2021 (11:59 PM ET)||Deadline for Online submission of SF-424 via Grants.gov|
|October 12, 2021 (11:59 PM ET)||Deadline to Create Organizational Account in AMIS|
|November 4, 2021 (5:00 PM ET)||Last Day to Contact the CDFI Fund with Application Questions|
|November 9, 2021 (5:00 PM ET)||Deadline of Application Submission and all Attachments in AMIS|
|Spring 2022||FY 2021 Capital Magnet Fund Awards Announced|
FY 2021 APPLICATION WEBINARS
The CDFI Fund will conduct three webinars to answer applicant questions about the FY 2021 Capital Magnet Fund Application. More information about how to access the webinars is available below.
Advance registration is not required to participate in the webinars. Access the webinars by clicking the below links 5 minutes before the webinars begin. Viewing these webinars requires the use of WebEx. To download the WebEx Event Manager, see the instructions on Verizon's WebEx Downloads page.
|Webinar Topic||Date and Time||Conference Line||Access Link|
|Application Webinar: Affordable Housing Developers/Managers Approach||September 22, 2021
2:00-4:00 PM ET
|Application Webinar: Financing Entities Approach||September 28, 2021
2:00-4:00 PM ET
|AMIS Application Demonstration||Pre-Recorded||N/A||Access Webinar Recording|
Questions regarding Capital Magnet Fund 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.