Native Initiatives

Step 2: Application Process


The Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA), instructions, and supplemental materials for the FY 2022 round of the NACA Program are below. These materials are intended to help you understand how to apply for a NACA Program award.

FY 2022 Round Pre-Application Webinar and Getting Ready to Apply Steps

The CDFI Fund held a pre-application webinar for organizations interested in applying for a FY 2022 NACA Program award on January 10, 2022. The webinar recording and presentation are available below. Additional important information about getting ready to apply for an award is available in the CDFI Fund's Impact Blog

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

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 2022 Application Timeline

Date Description
February 10, 2022 FY 2022 Round Opening
March 14, 2022 by 11:59 PM ET Deadline for Creating an AMIS Account
March 14, 2022 by 11:59 PM ET Deadline to enter EIN and DUNS numbers in AMIS
March 14, 2022 by 11:59 PM ET Deadline for Submitting SF-424 through
April 8, 2022 by 5:00 PM ET Last Day the CDFI Fund Will Answer Questions About the Application
April 12, 2022 by 5:00 PM ET Deadline to Receive AMIS Support From the IT Help Desk
April 12, 2022 by 11:59 PM ET Deadline for Submitting FA/TA Application through AMIS
TBD FY 2022 NACA Program Awards Announced


FY 2022 Application Webinars

The CDFI Fund is conducting four targeted live webinars to provide a forum to answer applicant questions about the FY 2022 NACA Program Application. 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 2022 TA Application Webinar Workshop February 22, 2022 
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed

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FY 2022 FA Application Webinar Workshop February 23, 2022 
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed

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FY 2022 NACA Program Q&A Webinar March 31, 2022 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Webinar Completed

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Questions regarding Native Initiatives 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.