WASHINGTON (4/22/09)—The U.S. Treasury Department Tuesday announced the availability of $63 million in new funds through its Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. Treasury invited applications for financial assistance awards through its CDFI program and its Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) program. A total of $63 million in awards will be made; $55 million under the FY 2009 supplemental funding round of the CDFI Program and $8 million under the FY 2009 supplemental funding round of the NACA Program. The additional funds were made available by an appropriation in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The application deadline for the supplemental funding round of the FY 2009 CDFI Program and the FY 2009 NACA Program is 5:00 p.m. (ET) on May 27. Credit unions interested in Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certification should note the Treasury Department kicked off a series of conference calls on the subject April 16 and will hold three more sessions in the coming months. The upcoming sessions are scheduled for:
* May 21, 2 p.m. EST; * June 18, 2 p.m. EST; and * July 16, 2 p.m. EST.
To access the conference calls, participants must call (202) 927-2255 and enter in the pin number 315646. No prior registration is necessary. The phone number and pin number are the same for all of the conference calls. Use the resource link below for more CDFI information.