Native Initiatives

Step 2: Application Process

The Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA), instructions, and supplemental materials for the FY 2021 round of the NACA Program are below. These materials are intended to help you understand how to apply for a NACA Program award. 

For those preparing to apply for the FY 2021 application round, the CDFI Fund provided a pre-application webinar on December 2, 2020. The webinar recording and presentation are available below.

Please direct questions about the application process for Financial Assistance, Technical Assistance, and supplemental awards to the CDFI and NACA Program Help Desk at 202-653-0421, option 1, or cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov.

Note: The application materials listed on this page and the requirements set forth in the NOFA are subject to change for future funding rounds.

 

FY 2021 Application Timeline

Date Description
February 18, 2021 FY 2021 Round Opening
March 22, 2021 by 11:59 PM ET Deadline for Creating an AMIS Account
March 22, 2021 by 11:59 PM ET Deadline to enter EIN and DUNS numbers in AMIS
March 22, 2021 by 11:59 PM ET Deadline for Submitting SF-424 through Grants.gov
April 29, 2021 by 5:00 PM ET Last Day the CDFI Fund Will Answer Questions About the Application
May 3, 2021 by 5:00 PM ET Deadline to Receive AMIS Support From the IT Help Desk
May 3, 2021 by 11:59 PM ET Deadline for Submitting FA/TA Application through AMIS
TBD FY 2021 NACA Program Awards Announced

 

FY 2021 Application Webinars

The CDFI Fund is conducting four targeted live webinars to provide a forum to answer applicant questions about the FY 2021 CDFI Program and NACA Program applications. 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 the Verizon's WebEx Downloads page.

Webinar Topic Date and Time Conference Access Link
FY 2021 TA Application Webinar Workshop February 23, 2021 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar Complete Access Webinar Recording
FY 2021 FA Application Webinar Workshop February 25, 2021 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar Complete Access Webinar Recording
FY 2021 CDFI Program Q&A Webinar April 7, 2021 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar Complete Access Webinar Recording
FY 2021 NACA Program Q&A Webinar April 8, 2021 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar Complete Access Webinar Recording

 

Questions?

Questions regarding Native Initiatives may be directed to the CDFI Fund by e-mail to cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov; or by phone to (202) 653-0421. Please note this is not a toll free number.