CDFI Fund: Public Comment Request for CDFI Program and NACA Program Disability Funds Financial Assistance Application

The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), U.S. Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the Community Development Financial Institution CDFI Program (CDFI Program) and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) Disability Funds-Financial Assistance Application (DF-FA).

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (Act; P.L. 115-31) provided the CDFI Fund up to $3 million to provide “technical and financial assistance to CDFIs that fund projects to help individuals with disabilities.” The CDFI Fund created the Disability Funds-Financial Assistance (DF-FA) Application in response to this Congressional directive. Applicants selected to receive DF-FA awards will have a demonstrated track record of serving individuals with disabilities, specifically by providing financial products and services and/or development services that have a primary purpose of benefiting individuals with disabilities. The CDFI Fund will administer DF-FA awards in conjunction with the annual CDFI Program and NACA Program application process.

Comments are invited on all aspects of the information collections, but commentators may wish to focus particular attention on: (a) the cost for CDFIs to operate and maintain the services/systems required to provide the required information; (b) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (c) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of the CDFI Fund’s programs, including whether the information has practical utility; (d) the accuracy of the CDFI Fund’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, and; (e) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information including through the use of technology.

Written comments must be submitted by July 24, 2018 via e-mail to Amber Bell, Program Manager for the CDFI Program and Native Initiatives, CDFI Fund, in order to be considered. For more information, please review the applicable Federal Register notice below.

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