CDFI Fund: Important Reminders for FY 2020 CDFI Program and NACA Program Round Applicants

As a reminder for fiscal year (FY) 2020 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 March 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET.  Applicants must also have created an Awards Management Information System (AMIS) account and entered their EIN and DUNS numbers by March 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET.

The deadline for online submission of the rest of the application materials through AMIS is April 21, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET.  Please view the CDFI Program and NACA Program Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) for more detailed information. 

Upcoming Webinars 

The CDFI Fund will host in-depth “virtual workshop” webinars about the Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance applications on March 10 and 11, 2020.  In addition, the CDFI Fund will host webinars on March 31 and April 1, 2020 to answer applicant questions about the CDFI Program and NACA Program.  Access information for the webinars is available on the CDFI Fund’s website.  Advance registration is not required to participate. 

Updated Guidance

All of the guidance, application materials, and webinar information for the FY 2020 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 February 20, 2020:

  • Financial Assistance Application Guidance (updated March 3, 2020)
  • Technical Assistance Application Guidance (updated March 3, 2020)
  • FA AMIS Application Training Manual (added March 3, 2020)
  • TA AMIS Application Training Manual (added March 3, 2020)
  • Frequently Asked Questions (added March 10, 2020)

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.

Questions? Contact Us

The CDFI Fund will be answering questions about the FY 2020 application until 5:00 p.m. ET on April 17, 2020.  Contact the CDFI Fund’s Help Desk by submitting a Service Request through your AMIS account; 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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