August 28, 2018

CDFI Fund: Upcoming Deadlines and Updates for FY 2018 Capital Magnet Fund Round Applicants

As a reminder for prospective fiscal year (FY) 2018 Capital Magnet Fund Applicants, the deadline for online CMF Application submission through the Awards Management Information System (AMIS) is September 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).  To ensure a successful Application submission, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) encourages all FY 2018 Applicants to submit Applications as early as possible.

The last day to contact Capital Magnet Fund staff with Application questions is September 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Please note that Application questions received via Help Desk calls, Help Desk e-mails, and Service Requests will not be answered after that time.

The CDFI Fund encourages Applicants to carefully review all guidance provided on the CDFI Fund’s website at under “How to Apply Step 2: Apply.” The guidance includes helpful instructions and tips about completing and submitting your Application.

Updated Guidance

The CDFI Fund has recently updated its Frequently Asked Questions for the FY 2018 Application. The updated FAQ document includes additional guidance on how to calculate Leveraged Costs and Eligible Project Costs, as well as how to document the Commitment of the CMF Award.

The guidance and Application materials referenced in this message for the FY 2018 Application round are posted on the CDFI Fund’s website at under “How to Apply Step 2: Apply.”


Please direct Application questions to the CDFI Fund’s Help Desk by submitting a Service Request through AMIS; by e-mailing; or by calling (202) 653-0421. The CDFI Fund will not respond to Application questions received after September 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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