February 15, 2024

CDFI Fund: Transition FAQs Released on the Census 2020 Island Areas Datasets and Updated 2016-2020 American Community Survey

CDFI Program, NACA Program, BEA Program, and NMTC Program updated Census transition documents and datasets.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) recently released updated guidance and geographic eligibility data files for CDFI Certification, the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program), Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program), Bank Enterprise Award Program (BEA Program), New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program), and CDFI Rapid Response Program (CDFI RRP Program). The update of this information—based on more recent, Census Bureau 2016-2020 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates data and 2020 Decennial Census data—is part of a larger effort to ensure that the data used to determine the eligibility for CDFI Certification and CDFI Fund programs is current and reflective of current socioeconomic and demographic information. This announcement provides additional updates regarding the documents and specific CDFI Fund programs described below.

For questions related to the ACS transition, contact the CDFI Fund’s Office of Financial Strategies and Research via email at CDFI-FinancialStrategiesandResearch@cdfi.treas.gov, with the subject line “ACS Question.”

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