CDFI Fund Announces Historic NMTC Awards

On November 17th the CDFI Fund awarded a record $7 billion in New Markets Tax Credit allocation to 120 community development entities throughout the Country.  Based on the conditions of the awards it is anticipated that approximately $5 billion of allocation will be deployed to support businesses in low income communities and $2 billion will be deployed for the development of real estate projects in low income communities.  Also a priority is the deployment of New Markets Tax Credit authority in underserved states which in this round include Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wyoming, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands.