Earlier today, September 4, 2019, the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund announced the opening of the calendar year 2019 allocation round of the new markets tax credit (NMTC).
For those who participate in the New Markets arena, applications are due Oct. 28, 2019.
The CDFI Fund anticipates announcing 2019 NMTC awards in summer 2020.
If of interest to you, the NMTC program application, a notice of allocation availability, an introduction to the NMTC program, an Awards Management Information navigation guide, a frequently asked questions guide, and an application roadmap presentation are all available on line.
Copies of these materials can be found at www.newmarketscredits.com. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite the DC gridlock and Democratic Presidential debates, the Rural Jobs Act was introduced this week in the House and Senate to authorize an additional $500 Million Dollars in annual new markets tax credit (NMTC) allocation for 2019 and 2020 that would go to rural job zones.
The rural job zones are defined as low-income communities with a population of 50,000 residents or less that are not adjacent to any urbanized area.
At least 25% of the new NMTC allocation authority would be prioritized for counties with persistent poverty and high migration.
Lead sponsors of the bicameral and bipartisan legislation are Reps. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., and Jason Smith, R-Mo., and Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Shelley Capito, R-W.V., and Ben Cardin, D-Md.
Glimmers of hope. Have a super weekend. -Brad