CDFI Fund: Important Reminders for FY 2018 CDFI Program and NACA Program Round Applicants

As a reminder for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) applicants, the deadline for online submission of the SF-424 through Grants.gov for this year’s CDFI Program and NACA Program funding rounds is Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET. The deadline for online submission of the rest of the application materials through the CDFI Fund’s Awards Management Information System (AMIS) is April 4, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET.

Next week, the CDFI Fund will host a series of webinars (by financial institution type) to answer questions about the application. In addition, the CDFI Fund will host a webinar on March 14, 2018 to answer questions regarding how to submit the application in AMIS. Access information for the webinars is on the CDFI Fund’s website. Advance registration is not required to participate.

All of the guidance, application materials, and webinar information for the FY 2018 application round are available on the CDFI Fund’s website at www.cdfifund.gov/cdfi and www.cdfifund.gov/native under How to Apply Step 2: Apply. The following materials have been added or updated on the CDFI Fund’s website since the application release on January 31, 2018:

  • Application Overview Presentation – ADDED on 2/2/2018
  • AMIS Training Manual – ADDED on 2/26/2018
  • FA Guidance – UPDATED as of 2/26/2018
  • Frequently Asked Questions –UPDATED as of 2/26/2018
  • FA Excel Inputs Workbook (For Reference Only) – UPDATED as of 2/26/2018
  • Matching Funds Breakout Table – UPDATED as of 2/14/2018

The CDFI Fund will continue to update the Application Materials section of the CDFI Program and NACA Program webpages. Keep an eye on the CDFI Fund’s website for updates.

More Questions? Contact Us

The CDFI Fund will be answering questions about the FY 2018 application until 5:00 p.m. ET on April 2, 2018. Contact the CDFI Fund’s Help Desk by e-mail to cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov; 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 www.cdfifund.gov.

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