The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) is tentatively planning to release the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) and applications for the FY 2016 Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) in mid- to late February 2016.
These programs provide awards to build the capacity of financial institutions serving low-income communities. The CDFI Fund will provide further information about the NOFAs and how to apply in the coming weeks. Potential applicants should be aware that the FY 2016 CDFI Program and NACA Program narrative questions and financial inputs will largely reflect the FY 2015 application; however, the FY 2016 application will be entirely web-based within the CDFI Fund’s Award Management Information System (AMIS) and Grants.gov. More information about AMIS, including frequently asked questions, is available at https://amis.cdfifund.gov/.
To help potential applicants better understand the CDFI Program and NACA Program and how to apply for funding, the CDFI Fund is planning to conduct a number of application workshops across the country:
Tentative Schedule for FY 2016 CDFI Program and NACA Program Application Workshops
- Minneapolis, MN – February 24, 2016 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
- Washington, DC – March 8, 2016 at the CDFI Fund’s headquarters
- Atlanta, GA – March 21, 2016 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Registration information for these in-person application workshops and other planned application support events will be available on the CDFI Fund’s website after the NOFA and applications are released. Sign up to receive notifications for the CDFI Program and NACA Program NOFAs and application release, along with other CDFI Fund updates, here.