Important Deadlines for April – CDFI RRP, FA/TA, and CDFI Certification

Important Deadlines for the CDFI Fund Rapid Response Program (RRP), Financial Assistance (FA) / Technical Assistance (TA), and CDFI Certification

Is your credit union CDFI certified and interested in applying for a Rapid Response Program (RRP) grant or a Financial Assistance (FA) / Technical Assistance (TA) grant? The fiscal year (FY) 2021 funding round opened in mid-February. Below are some key deadlines to keep in mind.

The RRP has $1.25 billion in funds to award to CDFIs to deliver immediate assistance in communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through a streamlined application and review process. The FA/TA grants have $188 million in funds to award to CDFIs to build financial capacity.

Rapid Response Program (RRP)
FY 2021 Application Timeline

Financial Assistance (FA) / Technical Assistance (TA) Grants*
FY 2021 Application Timeline

*Please note that even if your credit union isn’t currently CDFI certified, you can still apply for a CDFI TA grant.

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Need Help?

Don’t miss out on funds that can help your members and your community recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic.

  • Check out Inclusiv’s webinar from March 1st for more detailed information on the RRP.
  • Register to attend Inclusiv's webinar on FA/TA grants on Monday, April 5 at 2pm EST.
  • Register to attend one of Inclusiv’s free online office hours, every Wednesday at 3pm EST, held with CUNA Mutual Group.
  • Visit Inclusiv to learn more about our resources for CDFIs and credit unions looking to get CDFI certified, including a series of videos with CUNA Mutual Group on the value of CDFI certification.

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