August 8, 2017

CDFI Fund: Update for Capital Magnet Fund Applicants | AMIS Application Now Available

The Application for the fiscal year (FY) 2017 round of the Capital Magnet Fund is now available in the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund’s (CDFI Fund) Awards Management Information System (AMIS). In order to be able to complete their FY 2017 Application in AMIS, applicants must have submitted a valid SF-424 through by July 28, 2017.

The CDFI Fund encourages all applicants to complete their Applications as early as possible to avoid last-minute problems. All FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund Applications must be submitted through AMIS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Thursday, August 31, 2017.

How to Start a Capital Magnet Fund Application in AMIS

To create a CMF Application in AMIS, follow these steps:

  1. Log-in to AMIS.
  2. Open your Organizational Profile.
  3. Navigate to the Program Profile section and open the CMF Program Profile.
  4. Complete the required information in the CMF Program Profile (if necessary).
  5. Click “New CMF Application” in the Funding Application section.
  6. Enter the requested information and click “Save.” You will then be able to see the whole Application. You will be able to go back and edit any Application information before you Submit.

Need Help? Updated Guidance and Webinars Available

The CDFI Fund has posted additional Application guidance materials to its website, including an updated Frequently Asked Questions document. The training manual for the AMIS Application will be available on the website later this week. All of the 2017 Application guidance, pre-recorded modules, and presentations are available at under “How to Apply Step 2: Apply.”

The CDFI Fund has also scheduled two additional webinars for FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund applicants on August 14 and August 15, 2017 to provide a live demo of how to navigate and enter data into the AMIS Application. See the CDFI Fund’s website for information regarding how to access the webinars.

No prior registration is necessary to join the webinars. Requests for reasonable accommodations under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act should be directed to Michael Jones at 202-653-0300 no later than 48 hours before the webinars begin. The recordings of the AMIS webinars will be posted to the CDFI Fund’s website a few days after they are conducted.


Please direct any questions to the Capital Magnet Fund Help Desk via an AMIS Service Request, by e-mail to, or by calling 202-653-0421 (please note: this is not a toll-free number). The CDFI Fund will stop taking questions about the Application at 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

To learn more about the CDFI Fund and its programs, please visit

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