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Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI) Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance Programs

Open Date:

12/8/2023

Close Date:

1/16/2024

Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Lending Institution

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development
  • Low-income Assistance

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Bureau/Office

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Treasury

Overview

Access to affordable financial products and services is a staple of economically vibrant communities. Yet at least one quarter of American households do not have a bank account or rely on costly payday lenders and check-cashing outlets. Additionally, many small businesses and critical community development projects lack access to the capital investment necessary to spark economic growth in their communities. The Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) actively works to address these issues by investing federal resources—which are matched with private funding—in CDFIs working to serve low-income and underserved people and communities.

 

The CDFI Program offers both Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance awards to CDFIs. These competitive awards support and enhance the ability of these organizations to meet the needs of the communities they serve.

 

Financial Assistance awards are made in the form of loans, grants, equity investments, deposits, and credit union shares, which CDFIs are required to match dollar-for-dollar with non-federal funds. This requirement enables CDFIs to multiply the impact of federal investment to meet the demand for affordable financial products in economically distressed communities.

 

Technical Assistance grants are offered to CDFIs and Certifiable CDFIs (see eligibility below) to build their organizational capacity.

 

Please note eligible candidates are registered CDFIs.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - match required
Total Amount Available:
$412,000,000
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:
440

Applicant Guidance

Please visit the CDFI website. You can also visit the CDFI FAQ page.

 

Contact Information

CDFI Fund Help Desk

(202) 653-0421

 

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