CDFI Fund: Important Reminders for Capital Magnet Fund Applicants

As a reminder for prospective fiscal year (FY) 2018 Capital Magnet Fund applicants, the deadline for online submission of the SF-424 through for the FY 2018 Capital Magnet Fund round is August 20, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). The deadline for creating an organizational account in the CDFI Fund’s Awards Management Information System (AMIS) is August 27, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The deadline for online submission of the application and required materials through AMIS is September 17, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. ET.

Applicants should keep in mind that the CDFI Fund does not administer, and that they are responsible for confirming with that their SF-424 was successfully submitted and validated by An organization that does not meet the SF-424 deadline will be unable to submit an application through AMIS and will be deemed ineligible. For more details, please see Section IV of the FY 2018 Capital Magnet Fund Notice of Funds Availability.

New Application Resources

The CDFI Fund has posted recordings of the webinars it provided for prospective FY 2018 applicants on its website. These recordings include:

  • Application Webinar for Financing Entities from July 31, 2018
  • Application Webinar for Affordable Housing Developers/Managers from August 2, 2018
  • AMIS Application Demonstration for All Applicants from August 8, 2018

Contact the CDFI Fund

The CDFI Fund will be answering questions about the FY 2018 application via its Help Desk until 5:00 p.m. ET on September 13, 2018. Contact the Help Desk via a Service Request in AMIS; by e-mail to  or by phone to (202) 653-0421 (please note this is not a toll free number).

To learn more about the CDFI Fund and its programs, please visit

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