The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) launched the Awards Management Information System (AMIS) in September 2015. AMIS is an enterprise-wide business system that is gradually replacing the myCDFIFund portal. Since the launch we have continued to implement updates and improvements to the AMIS tool, including accepting applications for our award programs directly in AMIS.
As the fiscal year (FY) 2016 rounds of the Capital Magnet Fund, Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program), and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) are now open and currently accepting applications through AMIS, we wanted to remind users of AMIS’s features and resources.
AMIS is a modern platform that will eventually support all CDFI Fund programs through each phase of the programs’ life cycle, including certification, program awards and allocations, data analysis, and reporting.
Currently, AMIS can be used for the following:
- Organization and user profiles creation and maintenance. Once you submit your information at the organization level it can be used across all CDFI Fund programs and will not need to be submitted again.
- Annual Certification Report for CDFIs
- CDE Certification application submission
- Capital Magnet Fund application submission
- CDFI Program and NACA Program application submission
The CDFI Fund’s other programs and additional capabilities will be added to the AMIS platform in the coming months.
To assist applicants and organizations with using AMIS, the CDFI Fund has developed multiple AMIS navigation, application, and frequently asked questions manuals. These training manuals can be found on our AMIS page at amis.cdfifund.gov.
AMIS Help and Technical Issues
Do you need additional help, or have you discovered a technical issue in AMIS? Through AMIS, the CDFI Fund is providing a new way to request assistance with technical problems, amendment requests, and program questions. The “Service Request” function in AMIS allows you to interact with the CDFI Fund directly from your account. By using a Service Request, the CDFI Fund will be able to efficiently track and manage your requests and questions.
Learn how to submit a service request in the “Getting Started – Navigating AMIS” training document, which can be found on our AMIS page at amis.cdifund.gov. You can also call the Help Desk phone number – (202) 653-0421 – to speak to a member of our staff; however, we urge you to give Service Request a try!
We appreciate your feedback as we perfect our new system. AMIS will be an evolving platform, and the CDFI Fund will continue to engage with you as we work on future improvements.