Small Dollar Loan Program

Step 2: Application Process


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

Get Ready for the FY 2024 Application Round!

The FY 2024 round of the Small Dollar Loan Program is tentatively scheduled to open in Fall 2023. Get ready to apply NOW by reviewing important pre-application steps on our Impact Blog and joining our informational pre-application webinar on Wednesday, October 4. Advance registration is required. View the webinar access details below:

Webinar TopicDate & TimeAccess Link
FY 2024 SDL Program 
Pre-Application Webinar               
October 4, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET            
Webinar Registration

FY 2022 Round Materials



May 16, 2022FY 2022 Round Opening
June 15, 2022, 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Creating an AMIS Account
June 15, 2022, 11:59 PM ETDeadline to enter EIN and UEI numbers in AMIS
June 15, 2022, 11:59 PM ETDeadline for Submitting SF-424 through
July 13, 2022, 5:00 PM ETLast Day the Small Dollar Loan Program Staff Will Answer Questions About the Application
July 13, 2022, 5:00 PM ETLast Day to Contact the Office of Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation (CME) and Office of Certification Policy and Evaluation (CPE)
July 15, 2022, 5:00 PM ETDeadline to Receive AMIS Support from the IT Help Desk
July 15, 2022, 5:00 PM ETDeadline for Submitting SDL Program Application through AMIS
September 27, 2022FY 2022 SDL Program Awards Announced




The CDFI Fund is conducting two live webinars to provide a forum to answer applicant questions about the FY 2022 SDL 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 TopicDate and TimeConferenceAccess Link
FY 2022 SDL Program Application Webinar

May 31, 2022

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

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FY 2022 SDL Program Application WebinarJune 22, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Dial: 1-888-989-4571
Conference: PWXW2748371
Passcode: 7658753
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The application materials for the FY 2022 Small Dollar Loan Program Application are below.


If you have a question about the Small Dollar Loan Program, you can contact the CDFI Fund’s Help Desk by submitting a Service Request through your AMIS account; by e-mail to; or by phone to (202) 653-0421 (please note this is not a toll free number).