CDFI Fund: Upcoming Deadline Reminder for FY 2021 Small Dollar Loan Program Applicants

As a reminder for fiscal year (FY) 2021 Small Dollar Loan Program (SDL Program) applicants, the deadline for online submission of the SF-424 through for this year’s SDL Program funding round is May 28, 2021 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 May 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET. 

The deadline for online submission of the rest of the application materials through the CDFI Fund’s AMIS is June 29, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET.  Please view the SDL Program Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for more detailed information.

Upcoming Webinar 

The CDFI Fund will host a webinar on June 2, 2021 to answer applicant questions about the SDL Program.  Access information for the webinar is available on the CDFI Fund’s website.  Advance registration is not required to participate.

In addition, applicants can access the recording of the application webinar held on May 12, 2021 here.

Updated Guidance

All of the guidance, application materials, and webinar information for the FY 2021 application round are available on the CDFI Fund’s website at The following materials have been added or updated on the CDFI Fund’s website since the application release on April 28, 2021:

  • FY 2021 Small Dollar Loan Program Application Webinar Presentation (Updated May 12, 2021)
  • FY 2021 Small Dollar Loan Program Application Instructions (Updated May 25, 2021)

The CDFI Fund will continue to update the Application Materials section of the SDL Program webpage, and expects to update other application materials, such as the Frequently Asked Questions for the program, in the coming days.  Keep an eye on the CDFI Fund’s website for updates.

Questions? Contact Us

The CDFI Fund will be answering questions about the FY 2021 application until 5:00 p.m. ET on June 25, 2021.  Contact the CDFI Fund’s Help Desk by submitting a Service Request through your AMIS account; 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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