[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76606-76614]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31164]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

    Funding Opportunity Title: Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) 
inviting Applications for the Community Development Financial 
Institutions the Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) Program FY 2013 
funding round (the FY 2013 Funding Round).
    Announcement Type: Announcement of funding opportunity.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 21.020.

    Dates: Applications for Financial Assistance (FA) awards or 
Technical Assistance (TA) grants through the FY 2013 Funding Round of 
the NACA Program must be received by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), 
February 28, 2013.
    Executive Summary: Subject to funding availability, this NOFA is 
issued in connection with the FY 2013 Funding Round of the NACA 
Program, administered by the Community Development Financial 
Institutions (CDFI) Fund.

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    A. Award Requirements: Through the NACA program, the CDFI Fund 
provides FA awards and TA grants. FA awards are made to Certified 
Native CDFIs and certifiable Native CDFIs that complete and submit a 
NACA Application (Application) and meet the FA requirements set forth 
in this NOFA, subject to funding availability. The CDFI Fund requires 
that in order for an Applicant to be eligible for an award under this 
NOFA, they must be a newly Certified CDFI (certified within the last 
three calendar years) or recertified in FY 2013. (For further 
information, please see Section III.A.2 of this NOFA.)
    TA grants are made to Certified Native CDFIs, Certifiable Native 
CDFIs, emerging Native CDFIs, and Sponsoring Entities that complete and 
submit the Application and meet the eligibility requirements set forth 
in this NOFA.
    B. Program Regulations: The regulations governing the NACA program 
are found at 12 CFR Parts 1805 and 1815 (the Regulations) and provide 
guidance on evaluation criteria and other requirements. Details 
regarding the Application content requirements are found in the 
Application and related materials. Each capitalized term in this NOFA 
is more fully defined in this NOFA, the Regulations, or the 
Application. The CDFI Fund encourages Applicants to review the 
Regulations in addition to this NOFA.
    C. Funding Discretion: The CDFI Fund reserves the right to fund, in 
whole or in part, any, all, or none of the Applications submitted in 
response to this NOFA. The CDFI Fund reserves the right to reallocate 
funds from the amount that is anticipated to be available through this 
NOFA to other CDFI Fund programs, particularly if the CDFI Fund 
determines that the number of awards made through this NOFA is fewer 
than projected.
    D. Coordination with Broader Community Development Strategies: 
Consistent with Federal efforts to promote community revitalization, it 
is important for communities to develop a comprehensive neighborhood 
revitalization strategy that addresses neighborhood assets essential to 
transforming distressed neighborhoods into healthy and vibrant 
communities. Neighborhood transformation can best occur when 
comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans embrace the coordinated 
use of programs and resources that address the interrelated needs 
within a community. Although not a requirement for participating in the 
CDFI Program, the Federal government believes that a CDFI will be most 
successful when it is part of, and contributes to, an area's broader 
neighborhood revitalization strategy.

II. Award Information

A. Funding Availability

    1. FY 2013 Funding Round: Subject to funding availability, the CDFI 
Fund expects to award, through this NOFA, approximately $12 million in 
NACA awards for FA and TA Applicants. Furthermore, in FY 2012, Congress 
mandated that at least ten percent of the CDFI Program's appropriations 
be directed to counties that meet certain criteria for ``persistent 
poverty.'' This requirement continues under the current Continuing 
Resolution for FY 2013 appropriations. As a result, the CDFI Fund 
invites Applicants to indicate their level of participation in counties 
of persistent poverty in their FY 2013 applications. The CDFI Fund 
reserves the right to award more or less than the amounts cited above 
in the FY 2013 Funding Round, based upon available funding and other 
applicable factors.
    2. Availability of Funds for the FY 2013 Funding Round: Funds for 
the FY 2013 Funding Round have not yet been appropriated. If funds are 
not appropriated for the NACA program, there will not be a NACA FY 2013 
Funding Round. If funds are appropriated, the amount of such funds may 
be greater or less than the amounts set forth above. If funds for the 
FY 2013 Funding Round for the NACA Program are not appropriated, 
entities eligible to apply under this NOFA are encouraged to apply for 
CDFI Program funds through the Community Development Financial 
Institutions (CDFI) Program NOFA, assuming they are eligible per the 
applicable NOFA.
    All awards made under this NOFA must be used to support the 
Applicant's activities. Awards cannot be used to support the activities 
of, or otherwise be passed through, transferred, or co-awarded to, 
third-party entities, whether Affiliates, Subsidiaries, or others; with 
the exception for Sponsoring Entities who can use the funds to create 
and support a separate legal entity that will become a Certified Native 
CDFI. The entity that is to carry out the responsibilities of the award 
and deploy the award funds (the Awardee) must be the entity that 
applies for the award. In cases where CDFI bank holding company 
Applicants intend to deploy their FA awards through their 100 percent 
wholly-owned CDFI subsidiary bank, applications must be made at the

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CDFI bank holding company level and reflect consolidated activities and 
financial performance. Authorized representatives of both the holding 
company and the bank will be required to certify that the information 
included in the Application represents that of the CDFI bank and that 
the award funds will be used to capitalize the CDFI bank for the 
activities outlined in the Application.

B. Types of Awards

    An Applicant may submit an Application either for a FA award or a 
TA-award.
1. FA Awards
    FA awards provide flexible financial support to CDFIs so they may 
achieve the strategies outlined in their Applications. FA awards can be 
used in the following five categories: (i) Financial Products; (ii) 
Financial Services; (iii) Development Services; (iv) Loan Loss 
Reserves; and/or (v) Capital Reserves. For purposes of this NOFA, the 
five categories mean:

                     Table 1--Five Categories of FA
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(i) Financial Products............  Loans, grants, equity investments,
                                     and similar financing activities,
                                     including the purchase of loans
                                     that the Applicant originates and
                                     the provision of loan guarantees,
                                     in the Applicant's Target Market,
                                     or for related purposes that the
                                     CDFI Fund deems appropriate
                                     (including administrative funds
                                     used to carry out Financial
                                     Products).
(ii) Financial Services...........  Checking and savings accounts,
                                     certified checks, automated teller
                                     machines services, deposit taking,
                                     remittances, safe deposit box
                                     services, and other similar
                                     services (including administrative
                                     funds used to carry out Financial
                                     Services).
(iii) Development Services........  Activities that promote community
                                     development and help the Applicant
                                     provide its Financial Products and
                                     Financial Services, including
                                     financial or credit counseling,
                                     housing and homeownership
                                     counseling (pre- and post-), self-
                                     employment technical assistance,
                                     entrepreneurship training, and
                                     financial management skill-building
                                     (including administrative funds
                                     used to carry out Development
                                     Services).
(iv) Loan Loss Reserves...........  Funds set aside in the form of cash
                                     reserves, or through accounting-
                                     based accrual reserves, to cover
                                     losses on loans, accounts, and
                                     notes receivable made in the Target
                                     Market, or for related purposes
                                     that the CDFI Fund deems
                                     appropriate (including
                                     administrative funds used to carry
                                     out Loan Loss Reserves).
(v) Capital Reserves..............  Funds set aside as reserves to
                                     support the Applicant's ability to
                                     leverage other capital, for such
                                     purposes as increasing its net
                                     assets or serving the financing
                                     needs of its Target Market, or for
                                     related purposes that the CDFI Fund
                                     deems appropriate (including
                                     administrative funds used to carry
                                     out Capital Reserves).
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    The CDFI Fund may provide FA awards in the form of equity 
investments (including secondary capital in the case of certain Insured 
Credit Unions), grants, loans, deposits, credit union shares, or any 
combination thereof. The CDFI Fund reserves the right, in its sole 
discretion, to provide a FA award in a form and amount other than that 
which the Applicant requests; however, the award amount will not exceed 
the Applicant's award request as stated in its Application.
2. TA Grants
    (a) The CDFI Fund provides NACA TA as a grant and reserves the 
right, in its sole discretion, to provide a grant amounts other than 
that which the Applicant requests; however, the grant amount will not 
exceed the Applicant's request as stated in its Application and the 
applicable budget chart.
    (b) For purposes of this NOFA, TA eligible uses are: (i) Personnel/
salary; (ii) personnel/fringe; (iii) professional services; (iv) 
travel; (v) training; and (vi) equipment. (Please see the Application 
for details on TA uses.) TA grants must be used to support the 
Applicant's capacity building activities.

C. Assistance Agreement

    Each Awardee under this NOFA must sign an Assistance Agreement 
before the CDFI Fund will disburse award funds. The Assistance 
Agreement contains the Award's terms and conditions. For further 
information, see Section VI.A of this NOFA.

III. Eligibility Information

A. Eligible Applicants

    The Regulations specify the eligibility requirements each Applicant 
must meet in order to be eligible to apply for assistance under this 
NOFA. A NACA Applicant may apply as either a FA applicant or a TA 
applicant, but not both. If an Applicant applies for both types of 
awards, it is in the sole discretion of the CDFI Fund to disqualify the 
Applicant from competing for either a FA award or a TA grant; or decide 
to give the Applicant either a FA award or a TA grant.
1. FA and TA Applicant Categories
    FA Applicants must meet the criteria listed in Table 2.

                    Table 2--NACA Applicant Criteria
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      Applicant type         Criteria of applicant      Maximum award
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FA.......................  A Certified/Certifiable   Up to and including
                            Native CDFI that meets    $750,000 in FA
                            all other eligibility     funds.
                            requirements described
                            in this NOFA.
TA.......................  A Certified Native CDFI,  Up to $150,000 for
                            a Certifiable Native      capacity-building
                            CDFI, an Emerging         activities.
                            Native CDFI, or a
                            Sponsoring Entity.
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2. CDFI Certification Requirements
    In FY 2013, the CDFI Fund requires that in order for an Applicant 
to be eligible for an award under this NOFA, they must be a newly 
Certified CDFI (certified within the last three calendar years) or 
recertified in FY 2013. Early in Calendar Year 2013, the CDFI Fund will 
announce a new process for submitting

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applications for CDFI certification, including the date by which any 
Certifiable CDFI or Certified CDFI must submit its application for 
certification/recertification in order for a determination on that 
application to be made concurrent with the announcement of awards under 
this NOFA. Until such time that a determination on a recertification 
application from a current Certified CDFI is made, the Certified CDFI's 
existing certification remains in effect, unless the Certified CDFI has 
taken actions demonstrating that it has failed to preserve and keep in 
full force and effect its certification as a CDFI.

     Table 3--Native CDFI Certification Requirements and Definitions
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      Requirement/definition                     Description
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(a) Certified Native CDFI.........  An entity that the CDFI Fund has
                                     officially notified that it meets
                                     all CDFI certification requirements
                                     as of the date of this NOFA. An
                                     entity that the CDFI Fund has
                                     officially notified that it meets
                                     all CDFI certification requirements
                                     as of the date of this NOFA and
                                     continues to meet certification
                                     requirements throughout the NOFA
                                     application process, leading to the
                                     announcement of awards under this
                                     NOFA.
(b) Certifiable Native CDFI.......  An entity that has submitted a CDFI
                                     Certification application to the
                                     CDFI Fund demonstrating that it
                                     meets the CDFI certification
                                     requirements but for which the CDFI
                                     Fund has not yet officially
                                     certified the entity. If the CDFI
                                     Fund is unable to certify an
                                     Applicant and the Applicant is
                                     selected for a FA award, the CDFI
                                     Fund may, in its sole discretion,
                                     terminate the award commitment. The
                                     CDFI Fund will not enter into an
                                     Assistance Agreement or disburse FA
                                     award funds unless and until an
                                     Applicant is certified. A
                                     Certifiable CDFI Applicant must
                                     have submitted a CDFI Certification
                                     application as of the date
                                     indicated in Section IV.F of this
                                     NOFA to be eligible for FA in the
                                     FY 2013 round.
Cc) Emerging Native CDFI..........  An entity that demonstrates to the
                                     CDFI Fund it has an acceptable plan
                                     to meet certification requirements
                                     by December 31, 2014, or another
                                     date selected by the CDFI Fund.
                                     Emerging CDFIs may only apply for
                                     TA grants; they are not eligible to
                                     apply for FA awards. Each Emerging
                                     CDFI selected to receive a TA grant
                                     will be required, pursuant to its
                                     Assistance Agreement with the CDFI
                                     Fund, to become certified as a CDFI
                                     by a specified date.
(d) Sponsoring Entities...........  An entity that proposes to create a
                                     separate legal entity that will
                                     become a Certified Native CDFI.
                                     Sponsoring Entities include: (a) a
                                     Tribe, Tribal entity, Alaska Native
                                     Village, Village Corporation,
                                     Regional Corporation, Non-Profit
                                     Regional Corporation/Association,
                                     or Inter-Tribal or Inter-Village
                                     organization; or (b) an
                                     organization whose primary mission
                                     is to serve a Native Community
                                     including, but not limited to, an
                                     Urban Indian Center, Tribally
                                     Controlled Community College,
                                     community development corporation
                                     (CDC), training or education
                                     organization, or Chamber of
                                     Commerce, and that primarily serves
                                     a Native Community (meaning, at
                                     least 50 percent of its activities
                                     are directed toward the Native
                                     Community). Sponsoring Entities may
                                     only apply for TA grants; they are
                                     not eligible to apply for FA
                                     awards. Sponsoring entities that
                                     are selected to receive a TA grant
                                     will be required, pursuant to their
                                     Assistance Agreements with the CDFI
                                     Fund, to create a legal entity by a
                                     certain date that will, in turn,
                                     seek Native CDFI certification and
                                     to transfer remaining award funds
                                     to that Native CDFI upon
                                     certification.
(e) Other Targeted Populations as   An Other Targeted Population is
 Target Markets.                     defined as an identifiable group of
                                     individuals in the Applicant's
                                     Service Area for which there exists
                                     strong evidence that they lack
                                     access to loans, equity
                                     investments, and or/Financial
                                     Services. The CDFI Fund has
                                     determined there is strong evidence
                                     that the following groups of
                                     individuals lack access to such
                                     products and services on a national
                                     level or within their recognized
                                     ancestral areas: (i) Native
                                     Americans or American Indians,
                                     including Alaska Natives living in
                                     Alaska; (ii) Blacks or African
                                     Americans; (iii) Hispanics or
                                     Latinos; (iv) Native Hawaiians
                                     living in Hawaii; and (v) other
                                     Pacific Islanders living in other
                                     Pacific Islands.
                                    To define these populations for the
                                     purposes of this NOFA, the CDFI
                                     Fund uses the following
                                     definitions, set forth in the
                                     Office of Management and Budget
                                     (OMB) Notice, Revisions to the
                                     Standards for the Classification of
                                     Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity
                                     (October 30, 1997), as amended and
                                     supplemented:
                                    (a) American Indian, Native
                                     American, or Alaska Native: a
                                     person having origins in any of the
                                     original peoples of North and South
                                     America (including Central America)
                                     and who maintains tribal
                                     affiliation or community
                                     attachment;
                                    (b) Black or African American: a
                                     person having origins in any of the
                                     black racial groups of Africa
                                     (terms such as Haitian or Negro can
                                     be used in addition to Black or
                                     African American);
                                    (c) Hispanic or Latino: a person of
                                     Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South
                                     or Central American, or other
                                     Spanish culture or origin,
                                     regardless of race (the term
                                     Spanish origin can be used in
                                     addition to Hispanic or Latino);
                                    (d) Native Hawaiian (living in
                                     Hawaii): a person having origins in
                                     any of the original peoples of
                                     Hawaii; and
                                    (e) Other Pacific Islander (living
                                     in other Pacific Islands): a person
                                     having origins in any of the
                                     original peoples of Guam, Samoa or
                                     other Pacific Islands.
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3. Limitation on Awards
    An Applicant may receive only one award through this FY 2013 NOFA, 
and only one award through the FY 2013 CDFI Program Funding Round or 
the FY 2013 NACA Program Funding Round. Although eligible Applicants 
can apply for the CDFI Program and the NACA Program, they will receive 
only one FY 2013 award.

B. Prior Awardees

    For purposes of this section, the CDFI Fund will consider an 
Affiliate to be any entity that meets the definition of Affiliate in 
the Regulations or any entity otherwise identified as an Affiliate by 
the Applicant in its Application and/or its myCDFIFund account.
    Prior awardees should note the following:
1. $5 Million Funding Cap
    The CDFI Fund is currently prohibited from obligating more than $5 
million in CDFI Program and NACA Program awards, in the aggregate, to 
any one organization and its Subsidiaries and Affiliates during any 
three-year period. In general, the three-year period calculated for the 
cap extends back three years from the Effective Date of the Assistance 
Agreement between the

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Awardee and the CDFI Fund. However, for purposes of this NOFA, because 
the funding cap was waived for FY 2009, FY 2010, and FY 2011, the CDFI 
Fund will include awards in the cap calculation that were provided to 
an Applicant (or its Subsidiaries or Affiliates) beginning with the FY 
2012 Funding Round. The CDFI Fund will assess the $5 million funding 
cap applicability during the award selection phase.
    Please see the following table for other prior Awardee requirements 
and considerations:

         Table 4--Prior Awardee Requirements and Considerations
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      Prior awardee situation          Requirements and considerations
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Failure to Meet Reporting           The CDFI Fund will not consider an
 Requirements.                       Application if the Applicant or its
                                     Affiliate is a prior Awardee/
                                     Allocatee under any CDFI Fund
                                     program and is not current on the
                                     reporting requirements set forth in
                                     a previously executed assistance,
                                     allocation, or award agreement(s),
                                     as of this NOFA's Application
                                     deadline. Please note that the CDFI
                                     Fund's automated systems for
                                     receipt of reports submitted
                                     electronically typically
                                     acknowledge only a report's
                                     receipt. Such an acknowledgment
                                     does not verify nor otherwise
                                     represent that the report received
                                     was complete and therefore met
                                     reporting requirements.
Pending Resolution of               If an Applicant is a prior Awardee/
 Noncompliance.                      Allocatee under any CDFI Fund
                                     program and: (i) The entity has
                                     submitted reports demonstrating
                                     noncompliance with a previously
                                     executed agreement with the CDFI
                                     Fund, and (ii) the CDFI Fund has
                                     yet to make a final determination
                                     as to whether the entity is in
                                     default of its previously executed
                                     agreement, the CDFI Fund will
                                     consider the Applicant's
                                     Application under this NOFA pending
                                     full resolution of the
                                     noncompliance, in the sole
                                     determination of the CDFI Fund.
Default Status....................  The CDFI Fund will not consider an
                                     Application submitted by an
                                     Applicant that is a prior Awardee/
                                     Allocatee under any CDFI Fund
                                     program if, as of the Application
                                     due date: (i) The CDFI Fund has
                                     made a determination that such
                                     Applicant is in default of a
                                     previously executed assistance,
                                     allocation or award agreement and
                                     (ii) the CDFI Fund has provided
                                     written notification of such
                                     determination to the Applicant
                                     indicating the length of time the
                                     default status is effective.
Undisbursed Award Funds...........  The CDFI Fund will not consider an
                                     Applicant's Application if the
                                     Applicant Awardee under any CDFI
                                     Fund program and has undisbursed
                                     award funds (as defined below) as
                                     of this NOFA's Application
                                     deadline. The CDFI Fund will
                                     include the combined undisbursed
                                     prior awards, as of this NOFAs
                                     Application deadline, of the
                                     Applicant and its affiliates
                                     including those affiliates that
                                     Controls the Applicant, is
                                     Controlled by the Applicant, or
                                     shares common management officials
                                     with the Applicant as the CDFI Fund
                                     determines.
BEA Program Undisbursed Awards      For the BEA Program, undisbursed
 Calculations.                       award funds will be included in the
                                     calculation of undisbursed awards
                                     for the Applicant and any three to
                                     five calendar years prior to the
                                     end of the calendar year of this
                                     NOFA's Application deadline. For
                                     purposes of this NOFA, therefore,
                                     undisbursed awards made in FYs
                                     2007, 2008, and 2009 will be
                                     included in the calculation for the
                                     Applicant's undisbursed award
                                     amounts if the funds have not been
                                     disbursed as of this NOFA's
                                     Application deadline.
NACA Program Undisbursed Awards     The NACA Program undisbursed funds
 Calculations.                       will be calculated by adding all
                                     undisbursed award amounts made to
                                     the Applicant two to five calendar
                                     years prior to the end of the
                                     calendar year of this NOFA.
                                     Therefore, undisbursed NACA awards
                                     made in FYs 2007, 2008, 2009, and
                                     2010 will be included in the
                                     undisbursed calculation as of this
                                     NOFA's Application deadline.
                                    The CDFI Fund reserves the right to
                                     adjust the award amount issued,
                                     under this NOFA, based upon the
                                     amount of FY 2011 and FY 2012
                                     awards that remain undisbursed.
Undisbursed Award Calculations....  Undisbursed awards cannot exceed
                                     five percent of the total
                                     includable awards for the
                                     Applicant's BEA/CDFI/NACA awards,
                                     as of this NOFA's Application
                                     deadline. (The total ``includable''
                                     award amount is the total award
                                     amount from the relevant CDFI Fund
                                     program.) Please refer to an
                                     example of this calculation on the
                                     CDFI Fund's Web site, found in the
                                     Q&A document for the FY 2013
                                     Funding Round. The ``undisbursed
                                     award funds'' calculation does not
                                     include: (i) Tax credit allocation
                                     authority made available through
                                     the NMTC Program; (ii) award funds
                                     that the Awardee has requested from
                                     the CDFI Fund by submitting a full
                                     and complete disbursement request
                                     before this NOFA's Application
                                     deadline; (iii) award funds for an
                                     award that the CDFI Fund has
                                     terminated or de-obligated; or (iv)
                                     award funds for an award that does
                                     not have a fully executed
                                     assistance or award agreement.
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2. Contact the CDFI Fund
    Applicants that are prior CDFI Fund Awardees are advised to: (i) 
Comply with requirements specified in assistance, allocation, and/or 
award agreement(s), and (ii) contact the CDFI Fund at least 10 business 
days prior this NOFA's Applications deadline to ensure necessary 
actions are underway for the disbursement or de-obligation of any prior 
outstanding award balance(s) as referenced above.

C. Matching Funds

1. Matching Funds Requirements in General
    In FY 2012, the CDFI Fund's Congressional appropriations waived the 
matching funds requirement for NACA Applicants. Consequently, the 
matching funds requirement for FA Applicants remains under the current 
Continuing Resolution for FY 2013 appropriations but has been waived 
for NACA FA Applicants. If matching funds are not waived in the final 
appropriation, matching funds will be required for NACA FA Applicants 
and must be comparable in form and value to the FA award. However, NACA 
Applicants are not required to submit matching funds documentation with 
their Application. In the event that matching funds are required, NACA 
FA Applicants will be given the opportunity to submit matching funds 
documentation at a later time.
    If matching funds are not waived, NACA FA Applicants must obtain 
non-Federal matching funds, on the basis of not less than one dollar 
for each dollar of FA funds the CDFI Fund provides. This requirement 
pertains to FA Applicants only; matching funds are not required for TA 
Applicants. This means that if an Applicant is requesting a FA award, 
the Applicant must show it has obtained matching funds through 
commitment(s) from non-Federal sources that are equal to the amount 
requested from the CDFI Fund. Applicants cannot use matching funds from 
a prior FA award under the NACA

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Program or under another federal grant or award program to satisfy the 
matching funds requirement of this NOFA. If an Applicant seeks to use 
matching funds from an organization that was a prior Awardee under the 
NACA, the CDFI Fund will deem such funds as Federal funds, unless the 
funding entity establishes and the CDFI Fund agrees, that such funds do 
not consist, in whole or in part, of NACA Program funds or other 
Federal funds. The CDFI Fund reserves the right to contact the matching 
funds source to discuss the matching funds and the documentation that 
the Applicant has provided. The CDFI Fund encourages Applicants to 
review the Regulations at 12 CFR Sec.  1805.500 et seq. and matching 
funds guidance materials on the CDFI Fund's Web site for further 
information.
    2. In an event that the waiver is not provided, the CDFI Fund will 
not consider any NACA FA Applicant for an award that does not have 
matching funds in-hand or firmly committed as of this NOFA's 
Application deadline. Specifically, NACA FA Applicants must meet the 
following matching funds requirements:
    (a) Certified and Certifiable Native CDFIs: A Certified or 
Certifiable Native CDFI Applicant must demonstrate that it has eligible 
matching funds equal to no less than 25 percent of the FA amount 
requested in-hand or firmly committed, on or after January 1, 2011, and 
on or before the Application deadline. The CDFI Fund reserves the right 
to rescind all or a portion of a FA award and re-allocate the rescinded 
award amount to other qualified Applicant(s), if an Applicant fails to 
obtain in-hand 100 percent of the required matching funds by January 
15, 2014 (with required documentation of such receipt received by the 
CDFI Fund not later than January 31, 2014). The CDFI Fund may grant an 
extension of such matching funds deadline for specific Applicants 
selected to receive FA awards, if the CDFI Fund deems it appropriate.
3. Matching Funds Terms Defined; Required Documentation

                   Table 5--Matching Funds Definitions
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      Type of matching funds                     Definition
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Matching Funds ``in-hand''........  The Applicant has actually received
                                     disbursement of the matching funds
                                     and provides to the CDFI Fund
                                     acceptable written documentation,
                                     showing the source, form, and
                                     amount of the matching funds (i.e.,
                                     grant, loan, deposit, and equity
                                     investment). Applicants must
                                     provide copies of the following
                                     documentation depending on the type
                                     of award being requested: (i)
                                     loans--the loan agreement and
                                     promissory note; (ii) grant--the
                                     grant letter or agreement for all
                                     grants of $50,000 or more; (iii)
                                     equity investment--the stock
                                     certificate and any related
                                     shareholder agreement. The
                                     Applicant must also provide
                                     acceptable documentation that
                                     demonstrates receipt of the
                                     matching funds, such as a copy of a
                                     check or a wire transfer statement.
Matching Funds ``firmly             The Applicant has entered into or
 committed''.                        received a legally binding
                                     commitment from the matching funds
                                     source showing the match funds will
                                     be disbursed to the Applicant. The
                                     Applicant must also provide
                                     acceptable written documentation
                                     showing the source, form, and
                                     amount of the firm commitment (and,
                                     in the case of a loan, the terms
                                     thereof), as well as the
                                     anticipated disbursement date of
                                     the committed funds.
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4. Ineligible Matching Funds
    If the CDFI Fund determines that any portion of the Applicant's 
matching funds is ineligible under this NOFA, the CDFI Fund, in its 
sole discretion, may permit the Applicant to offer alternate matching 
funds as a substitute for the ineligible matching funds. In such 
instances: (i) The Applicant must provide acceptable alternate matching 
funds documentation within two business days of the CDFI Fund's 
request, and (ii) the alternate matching funds documentation will not 
increase the total amount of FA the Applicant requested.
5. Special Rule for Insured Credit Unions
    The Regulations allow an Insured Credit Union to use retained 
earnings to serve as matching funds for a FA award in an amount equal 
to: (i) the increase in retained earnings that has occurred over the 
Applicant's most recent fiscal year; (ii) the annual average of such 
increases that has occurred over the Applicant's three most recent 
fiscal years; or (iii) the entire retained earnings that have been 
accumulated since the inception of the Applicant, as provided in the 
Regulations. For purposes of this NOFA, if option (iii) is used, the 
Applicant must increase its member and/or non-member shares or total 
loans outstanding by an amount equal to the amount of retained earnings 
committed as matching funds. This increase must occur by the end of the 
Awardee's second performance period, as set forth in its Assistance 
Agreement, and will be based on amounts reported in the Applicant's 
Audited or Reviewed Financial Statements or NCUA Form 5300 Call Report. 
The CDFI Fund will assess the likelihood of this increase during the 
Application review process. An award will not be made to any Applicant 
that has not demonstrated in the relevant Financial Statements or NCUA 
Call Report that it has increased shares or loans by at least 25 
percent of the requested FA award amount between December 31, 2011, and 
December 31, 2012.

IV. Application and Submission Information

A. Application Submission

    Under this NOFA, Applicants must submit Applications electronically 
through Grants.gov. The CDFI Fund will not accept Applications through 
myCDFIFund accounts nor will Applications be accepted via email, mail, 
facsimile, or other forms of communication, except in circumstances 
approved by the CDFI Fund beforehand.

B. Grants.gov

    In compliance with Public Law 106-107 and Section 5(a) of the 
Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act, the CDFI Fund 
is required to accept Applications submitted through the Grants.gov 
electronic system. The CDFI Fund strongly recommends Applicants start 
the registration process as soon as possible and visit www.grants.gov 
immediately. Applicants that have used Grants.gov in the past must 
verify that their registration is current and active. New applicants 
must properly register, which may take several weeks to complete. 
Pursuant to OMB guidance (68 Federal Register 38402), each Applicant 
must provide, as part of its Application submission, a Dun and 
Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. In addition, 
each Application must include a valid and current Employer 
Identification

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Number (EIN). An electronic Application that does not include either a 
DUNS number or an EIN is incomplete and may not be transmitted to the 
CDFI Fund from Grants.gov. As a result, Applicants without a DUNS 
number or EIN should allow sufficient time for the IRS and/or Dun and 
Bradstreet to respond to inquiries and/or requests for identification 
numbers.
    The CDFI Fund will not consider Applicants that fail to properly 
register in Grants.gov or to confirm they are properly registered and 
as a result, are unable to submit their Applications before the 
deadline. Applicants are reminded that the CDFI Fund does not maintain 
the Grants.gov registration or submittal process. Thus Applicants must 
contact Grants.gov directly for issues related to that aspect of the 
Application submission process. Please see the following link for 
information on getting started on Grants.gov http://grants.gov/applicants/organization_registration.jsp.

C. System for Award Management (SAM)

    On July 30, 2012, the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) 
transitioned to the new System for Award Management, or SAM. All data 
in the registrant database has been migrated from CCR into SAM. 
Applicants that need to create a new account or update their current 
registration must register for a user account in SAM. Registering with 
SAM is required for organizations to use Grants.gov. The registration 
process may take several business days for Applicants that have an EIN. 
If an Applicant does not have an EIN, the Applicant should allow 
several weeks for obtaining one from the IRS. The CDFI Fund will not 
consider Applicants that fail to properly register in SAM or to confirm 
they are properly registered and as a result, are unable to submit 
their Applications before the deadline. The CDFI Fund does not maintain 
the SAM registration process. Thus Applicants must contact SAM directly 
for issues related to registration. The CDFI Fund strongly encourages 
Applicants to ensure that their SAM registration is updated and that 
their accounts are not expired. For information regarding SAM 
registration, please visit https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM.

D. myCDFIFund Accounts

    myCDFIFund is the CDFI Fund's primary means of communication with 
Applicants. Every Applicant is responsible for ensuring its myCDFIFund 
account is up-to-date at all times. All Applicants must register as an 
organization and as a user with myCDFIFund before the Application 
deadline. An Applicant that fails to properly register and update its 
myCDFIFund accounts may miss important communications with the CDFI 
Fund that could impact its Application. For more information on 
myCDFIFund, please see the ``Frequently Asked Questions'' link posted 
at https://www.cdfifund.gov/myCDFI/Help/Help.asp.

E. Application Content Requirements

    The Application and related documents can be found on the 
Grants.gov and the CDFI Fund's Web sites. The CDFI Fund anticipates 
posting the Application and related documents to the CDFI Fund's Web 
site on the same day that the NOFA is released or shortly thereafter. 
Once an Application is submitted to Grants.gov, the Applicant will not 
be allowed to change any element of the Application. The CDFI Fund, 
however, may contact the Applicant to clarify or confirm Application 
information.

F. Paperwork Reduction Act

    Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), an agency 
may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and an 
individual is not required to respond to a collection of information, 
unless it displays a valid OMB control number. Pursuant to the 
Paperwork Reduction Act, the NACA Program funding Application has been 
assigned the following control number: 1559-0025.

G. Application Deadlines

    Please see the following table for critical deadlines that are 
relevant to the FY 2013 Funding Round.

        Table 6--FY 2013 Funding Round Application Critical Dates
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           Description                  Date due              Time
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Last day to contact Program       February 26, 2013..  5:00 p.m.
 staff.
NACA Program Application........  February 28, 2013..  11:59 p.m.
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1. Late Delivery
    The CDFI Fund will not accept an Application or any portion of an 
Application that is submitted after the Application deadline. 
Applicants are responsible for submitting their Applications on time 
through Grants.gov. The CDFI Fund will not grant exceptions or waivers. 
Any Application that is deemed ineligible or rejected will not be 
returned to the Applicant.

H. Intergovernmental Review

    Not applicable.

I. Funding Restrictions

    For allowable uses of FA proceeds, please see the Regulations at 12 
CFR 1805.301.

V. Application Review Information

A. Format

    Applicants must complete, and the CDFI Fund will only accept, the 
Application as provided in Grants.gov and the CDFI Fund's Web site. The 
FY 2013 Application is a fillable electronic PDF form, with pre-set 
text limits and font size restrictions. Applicants must submit their 
narrative responses by using the FY 2013 CDFI Program Application 
narrative template document. This Word document should be submitted as 
an attachment to the PDF form. Applicants should not submit information 
that has not been specifically requested in this NOFA or the 
Application. Applicants should not submit documents such as strategic 
plans or market studies unless the CDFI Fund has specifically requested 
such documents in the Application.

B. Review and Selection Process

1. Eligibility and Completeness Review
    The CDFI Fund will review each Application to determine whether it 
is complete and the Applicant meets the eligibility requirements 
described in Section III of this NOFA. An incomplete Application or one 
that does not meet eligibility requirements will be rejected.
2. Substantive Review
    If the Applicant has submitted a complete and eligible Application, 
the CDFI Fund will conduct a substantive review in accordance with the 
criteria and procedures described in the Regulations, this NOFA, and 
the Application guidance. The CDFI Fund

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reserves the right to contact the Applicant by telephone, email, or 
mail for the sole purpose of clarifying or confirming Application 
information. If contacted, the Applicant must respond within the CDFI 
Fund's time parameters or run the risk of its Application being 
rejected.
3. Application Scoring and Award Selection (FA and TA Applicants)
    (a) Application Scoring: The CDFI Fund will evaluate each 
Application on the criteria categories and the scoring scale described 
in the Application. An Applicant must receive a minimum score in each 
evaluation criteria in order to be considered for an award. The CDFI 
Fund will score each part as indicated in the following table:

                                      Table 7--Application Scoring Criteria
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    Comprehensive Business Plan (CBP)
                 sections                             FA applicants                      TA applicants
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1. Executive Summary.....................  Not Scored........................  Not Scored.
2. Historic and High Impact..............  15 points.........................  Not Applicable.
3. Technical Assistance Proposal (TAP)...  Not Applicable....................  30 points.
4. Needs & Demand........................  15 points.........................  15 points.
5. Products, Services, and Marketing.....  30 points.........................  25 points.
6. Management Capacity...................  20 points.........................  15 points.
7. Financial Capacity....................  20 points.........................  15 points.
8. Performance on Past Awards (If          Not Scored........................  Not Scored.
 Applicable).
9. Community Partners (If Applicable)....  Not Scored........................  Not Scored.
                                          ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    TOTAL POINTS.........................  100...............................  100.
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    Applicants whose activities are part of a broader neighborhood 
revitalization strategy and/or that target marginalized or isolated 
populations will be scored more favorably under the section of the 
Application pertaining to Target Market Needs.
    (b) Evaluating Prior Award Performance: The CDFI Fund will deduct 
points for any Applicant that is a prior Awardee or Allocatee of any 
CDFI Fund program if the Applicant: (i) Is noncompliant with any award 
by failing to meet performance goals and measures, reporting deadlines, 
or other requirements set forth in the CDFI Fund's assistance, 
allocation, or award agreement(s) for reports due during the 
Applicant's two completed fiscal years prior to this NOFA's Application 
deadline; and (ii) failed to make timely loan payments to the CDFI Fund 
during the Applicant's two complete fiscal years prior to this NOFA's 
Application deadline (if applicable). In addition, the CDFI Fund will 
deduct points if a FA Applicant had funds de-obligated for FA awards 
issued in FY 2010, 2011 or 2012 if: (i) The amount of de-obligated 
funds is at least $200,000 and (ii) the de-obligation occurred within 
the 12 months prior to this NOFA's Application deadline. The CDFI Fund 
has the sole discretion to deduct points from prior Awardees/Allocates 
if those Applicants have proceedings instituted against them in, by, or 
before any court, governmental agency, or administrative body and has 
received a final determination within the last three calendar years 
indicating the Applicant has discriminated on the basis of race, color, 
national origin, disability, age, marital status, receipt of income 
from public assistance, religion, or sex.
    (c) Award Selection: The CDFI Fund will make its final award 
selections based on the Applicants' scores, ranked from highest to 
lowest, and the amount of funds available. In the case of tied scores, 
Applicants will be ranked first according to each Financial Capacity 
score; followed by the Historic and High Impact score. TA and FA 
Applicants will be grouped and ranked separately. In addition, the CDFI 
Fund may consider the institutional and geographic diversity of 
Applicants when making its funding decisions.
4. Insured CDFIs
    In the case of Insured Depository Institutions and Insured Credit 
Unions, the CDFI Fund will consider information provided by, and views 
of the Appropriate Federal Banking Agencies. If the Applicant is a CDFI 
bank holding company, the CDFI Fund will consider information provided 
by the Appropriate Federal Banking Agencies of the CDFI bank holding 
company and the CDFI bank that will implement the award. Throughout the 
award review process, the CDFI Fund will consult with the Appropriate 
Federal Banking Agency about the Applicant's financial safety and 
soundness. If the Appropriate Federal Banking Agency identifies safety 
and soundness concerns, the CDFI Fund will assess whether the concerns 
cause or will cause the Applicant to be incapable of undertaking the 
activities for which funding has been requested. If it is determined 
the Applicant is incapable of meeting its obligations, the CDFI Fund 
reserves the right to rescind the award decision. The CDFI Fund also 
reserves the right to require Insured CDFI Applicants to improve safety 
and soundness conditions prior to receiving an award disbursement. In 
addition, the CDFI Fund will take into consideration Community 
Reinvestment Act assessments of Insured Depository Institutions and/or 
their Affiliates.
5. Award Notification
    Each Applicant will be informed of the CDFI Fund's award decision 
through a notification in the Applicant's myCDFIFund account. This 
includes notification to Applicants that have not been selected for an 
award if the decision is based on reasons other than completeness or 
eligibility. Applicants that have not been selected for an award will 
receive a debriefing in their myCDFIFund account.
6. Application Rejection
    The CDFI Fund reserves the right to reject an Application if 
information (including administrative errors) comes to the CDFI Fund's 
attention that either adversely affects an Applicant's eligibility for 
an award, adversely affects the CDFI Fund's evaluation or scoring of an 
Application, or indicates fraud or mismanagement on the Applicant's 
part. If the CDFI Fund determines any portion of the Application is 
incorrect in a material respect, the CDFI Fund reserves the right, in 
its sole discretion, to reject it. The CDFI Fund reserves the right to 
change its eligibility and evaluation criteria and procedures, if the 
CDFI Fund deems it appropriate. If the changes materially affect the 
CDFI Fund's award decisions the CDFI Fund will provide information 
about the changes through the CDFI Fund's Web site. The CDFI Fund's 
award decisions are final and there is no right to appeal the 
decisions.

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VI. Award Administration Information

A. Assistance Agreement

    Each Applicant selected to receive an award under this NOFA must 
enter into an Assistance Agreement with the CDFI Fund in order to 
receive disbursement of the award funds. The Assistance Agreement will 
set forth the award terms and conditions, including but not be limited 
to the award: (i) Amount; (ii) type; (iii) uses; (iv) targeted market 
or activities; (v) performance goals and measures; and (vi) reporting 
requirements. FA Assistance Agreements will usually have three-year 
performance periods; TA Assistance Agreements will usually have two-
year performance periods. All FA and TA awardees that are not Insured 
CDFIs will be required to provide the CDFI Fund with a certificate of 
good standing from the secretary of state for the Awardee's state of 
incorporation. This certificate can often be acquired online on the 
secretary of state Web site for the Awardee's state of incorporation 
and must generally be dated within 270 days of the date the Awardee 
executes the Assistance Agreement. Due to potential backlogs in state 
government offices, Applicants are advised to submit requests for 
certificates of good standing at the time that they submit their 
Applications. If prior to entering into an Assistance Agreement with 
the CDFI Fund, information (including administrative error) comes to 
the CDFI Fund's attention that: (i) Adversely affects the Awardee's 
eligibility for an award, (ii) adversely affects the Awardee's 
certification as a CDFI (to the extent that the Award is conditional 
upon CDFI certification), (iii) adversely affects the CDFI Fund's 
evaluation of the Awardee's Application, or (iv) indicates fraud or 
mismanagement on the Awardee's part, the CDFI Fund may, in its 
discretion and without advance notice to the Awardee, terminate the 
award or take such other actions as it deems appropriate. The CDFI Fund 
reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to rescind an award if the 
Awardee fails to return the Assistance Agreement, signed by the 
authorized representative of the Awardee, and/or provide the CDFI Fund 
with any other requested documentation, within the CDFI Fund's 
deadlines.
1. Failure To Meet Reporting Requirements
    If an Awardee is a prior Awardee/Allocatee under any CDFI Fund 
program and is not current with the reporting requirements set forth in 
the previously executed agreement(s) with the CDFI Fund, the CDFI Fund 
reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to delay entering into an 
Agreement until the Awardee/Allocatee is current with the reporting 
requirements. Please note that the CDFI Fund only acknowledges the 
receipt of reports that are complete. As such, incomplete reports or 
reports that are deficient of required elements will not be recognized 
as having been received. If said prior Awardee/Allocatee is unable to 
meet this requirement within the timeframe the CDFI Fund sets, the CDFI 
Fund reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate and 
rescind the Assistance Agreement and the award made under this NOFA.
2. Failure To Maintain Certification
    If an Awardee applied for an award, under this NOFA, as a Certified 
CDFI and certified status was an ongoing obligation of the award, but 
the Awardee failed to preserve and keep in full force and effect its 
certification as a CDFI, the CDFI Fund reserves the right, in its sole 
discretion, to terminate and rescind the Assistance Agreement and the 
award made under this NOFA.
3. Pending Resolution of Noncompliance
    If an Applicant is a prior Awardee under any CDFI Fund program and 
if: (i) It has submitted reports to the CDFI Fund that demonstrate 
noncompliance with a previous executed agreement with the CDFI Fund; 
and (ii) the CDFI Fund has yet to make a final determination as to 
whether the entity is in default of its agreement, the CDFI Fund 
reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to delay entering into an 
Assistance Agreement, pending full resolution of the noncompliance 
issue to the CDFI Fund's satisfaction. If the said prior Awardee/
Allocatee is unable to satisfactorily resolve the compliance issues, 
the CDFI Fund reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate 
and rescind the Assistance Agreement and the award made under this 
NOFA.
4. Default Status
    If, at any time prior to entering into an Assistance Agreement 
through this NOFA, the CDFI Fund has made a final determination that an 
Awardee is a prior Awardee/Allocatee under any CDFI Fund program is in 
default of a previously executed assistance, allocation, or award 
agreement(s), the CDFI Fund reserves the right, in its sole discretion, 
to delay entering into an Assistance Agreement, until said prior 
Awardee/Allocatee has submitted a complete and timely report 
demonstrating full compliance within the CDFI Fund's timeframe. If said 
prior Awardee/Allocatee is unable to meet this requirement and the CDFI 
Fund has not specified in writing that the prior Awardee/Allocatee is 
otherwise eligible to receive an Award under this NOFA, the CDFI Fund 
reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate and rescind 
the Assistance Agreement and the award made under this NOFA.
5. Termination in Default
    If prior to entering into an Assistance Agreement under this NOFA 
(i) the CDFI Fund has made a determination that an Awardee is a prior 
Awardee/Allocatee under any CDFI Fund Program for which the award or 
allocation was terminated in default of such prior agreement; (ii) the 
CDFI Fund has provided written notification of such determination to 
the Awardee; and (iii) the anticipated date for entering into the 
Assistance Agreement under this NOFA is within a period of time 
specified in such notification throughout which any new award, 
allocation, or assistance is prohibited, the CDFI Fund reserves the 
right, in its sole discretion, to terminate and rescind the Assistance 
Agreement and the award made under this NOFA.
6. Compliance With Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws
    If the Awardee has previously received funding through any CDFI 
Fund program, and if at any time prior to entering into an Assistance 
Agreement through this NOFA, the CDFI Fund is made aware of a final 
determination, made within the last three calendar years, in any 
proceeding instituted against the Awardee in, by, or before any court, 
governmental, or administrative body or agency, declaring that the 
Awardee has discriminated on the basis of race, color, national origin, 
disability, age, marital status, receipt of income from public 
assistance, religion, or sex, the CDFI Fund reserves the right, in its 
sole discretion, to terminate and rescind the Assistance Agreement and 
the award made under this NOFA.

B. Reporting

1. Reporting Requirements
    At least on an annual basis, the CDFI Fund will collect information 
from each Awardee including, but not limited to, an Annual Report with 
the following components: (i) Financial Reports, (ii) OMB A-133 audit; 
(iii) A-133 Narrative Report; (iv) Institution Level Report; (v) 
Transaction Level Report (for Awardees receiving FA awards); (vi) 
Financial Status Report SF-425 (for Awardees receiving TA grants); 
(vii) Uses of

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Financial Assistance (for Awardees receiving FA awards); (viii) Uses of 
Technical Assistance (for Awardees receiving TA grants); (ix) 
Explanation of Noncompliance (as applicable); and (x) such other 
information as the CDFI Fund may require. Each Awardee is responsible 
for the timely and complete submission of the Annual Report, even if 
all or a portion of the documents is actually completed by another 
entity or signatory to the Assistance Agreement. If such other entities 
or signatories are required to provide Institution Level Reports, 
Transaction Level Reports, Financial Reports, or other documentation 
that the CDFI Fund may require, the Awardee is responsible for ensuring 
that the information submitted is timely and complete. The CDFI Fund 
reserves the right to contact such additional entities or signatories 
to the Assistance Agreement and require that additional information and 
documentation be provided. The CDFI Fund will use such information to 
monitor each Awardee's compliance with the requirements in the 
Assistance Agreement and to assess the impact of the NACA Program. All 
reports with the exception of the Institution Level Report and the 
Transaction Level Report, must be electronically submitted directly to 
the CDFI Fund via the Awardee's myCDFIFund account. The Institution 
Level Report and the Transaction Level Report must be submitted through 
the CDFI Fund's web-based data collection system, the Community 
Investment Impact System (CIIS) accessed through the Awardee's 
myCDFIFund account. The CDFI Fund reserves the right, in its sole 
discretion, to modify these reporting requirements if it determines it 
to be appropriate and necessary; however, such reporting requirements 
will be modified only after notice to Awardees.
2. Accounting
    The CDFI Fund will require each Awardee to account for and track 
the use of its award. This means that Awardees must track every dollar 
and must inform the CDFI Fund of its uses. This will require Awardees 
to establish separate administrative and accounting controls, subject 
to the applicable OMB Circulars. The CDFI Fund will provide guidance on 
the format and content of the annual information to be provided, 
outlining and describing how the funds were used. All Awardees are 
responsible for ensuring their banking account information is updated 
and accurate in the System for Award Management (SAM) as directed in 
this NOFA's Section IV. C.

 VII. Agency Contact

    A. The CDFI Fund will respond to questions concerning this NOFA and 
the Application between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern 
Time, starting on the date that the NOFA is published through two 
business days prior to the Application deadline. During the two 
business days prior to the Application deadline, the CDFI Fund will not 
respond to questions for Applicants until after the Application 
deadline. Applications and other information regarding the CDFI Fund 
and its programs may be obtained from the CDFI Fund's Web site at 
http://www.cdfifund.gov. The CDFI Fund will post on its Web site 
responses to questions of general applicability regarding the NACA 
Program.
    B. Applicants may contact the CDFI Fund as follows:

                      Table 8--Contact Information
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                                  Telephone  number
        Type of question           (not toll free)     Email addresses
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Fax number for all offices:
 (202) 508-0083
NACA Program....................     (202) 653-0421  cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov.
Certification, Compliance            (202) 653-0423  ccme@cdfi.treas.gov
 Monitoring and Evaluation.                           .
Information Technology Support..     (202) 653-0300  IThelpdesk@cdfi.treas.gov.
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    C. Information Technology Support: People who have visual or 
mobility impairments that prevent them from creating a Target Market 
map using the CDFI Fund's Web site should call (202) 653-0300 for 
assistance (this is not a toll free number).
    D. Communication With the CDFI Fund: The CDFI Fund will use the 
Applicants' and Awardees' contact information in their myCDFIFund 
accounts to communicate. It is imperative; therefore, that Applicants, 
Awardees, Subsidiaries, Affiliates, and signatories maintain accurate 
contact information in their accounts. This includes information like 
contact names, especially for the authorized representative; email 
addresses; fax and phone numbers; and office locations. For more 
information about myCDFIFund, as well as information on the Community 
Investment Impact System, please see the following Web site: http://www.cdfifund.gov/ciis/accessingciis.pdf.

VIII. Information Sessions and Outreach

    The CDFI Fund may conduct webinars or host information sessions for 
organizations that are considering applying to, or are interested in 
learning about, the CDFI Fund's programs. For further information, 
please visit the CDFI Fund's Web site at http://www.cdfifund.gov.

    Authority:  12 U.S.C. 4701, et seq; 12 CFR parts 1805 and 1815.

    Dated: December 21, 2012.
Donna J. Gambrell,
Director, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.
[FR Doc. 2012-31164 Filed 12-27-12; 8:45 am]
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