New Markets Tax Credit Program

Step 2: Application Process


The Notice of Allocation Authority (NOAA), application, instructions, and supplemental materials for the most current round of the NMTC Program are below. Please direct any questions to the CDFI Fund's Help Desk at 202-653-0421 option 3,, or submit a service request via AMIS to "NMTC". 


Date Description
September 22, 2020 Allocation Round Opens
September 23, 2020 NOAA Published
October 6, 2020 Submission of CDE Certification Application
October 6, 2020 Online Submission of Subsidiary CDE Certification Application for QEI Issuance and QLICI Requirements Deadline
​October 9, 2020 ​Application Registration Deadline
November 12, 2020 Last Day the CDFI Fund Will Answer Questions About the Application
November 16, 2020 ​Online Submission of Allocation Application
January 15, 2021 QEI Issuance and QLICI Requirements Deadline for Prior Allocatees
September 1, 2021 ​NMTC Program Awards Announced



The CDFI Fund previously recorded a webinar to demonstrate the electronic application’s features and the submission process in AMIS. Applicants should also use the NMTC Program Application - AMIS Navigation Guide (listed below) as a reference when completing the NMTC Program Application in AMIS.

(Note: this webinar is a supplement to the below application demonstration and provides instruction on completing the new Application Registration requirement, as detailed in the CY 2020 NOAA. Applicants that do not complete the Application Registration by the deadline, will not be able submit a CY 2020 Round Allocation Application.)


Conference calls

The CDFI Fund will conduct two one-hour conference calls to answer application questions. Participants will be able to ask questions directly on the calls, or they may submit questions for consideration at least one business day in advance via a service request in AMIS. Please see below for the dates and times for each call.

NMTC Application Conference Calls

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time

The dial-in number and passcodes are the same for both calls. The dial-in number is 1-888-455-1591 and the passcode is 2907994. No advanced registration is necessary. Requests for reasonable accommodations under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act should be directed to Jay Santiago at 202-653-0300 no later than 48 hours before the conference calls begin.



Questions regarding New Markets Tax Credit 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.