Community Development Financial Institutions Fund – US Dept of Treasury

The CDFI Fund’s Native Initiatives are designed to overcome identified barriers to financial services in Native Communities. These initiatives seek to increase the access to credit, capital and financial services in Native Communities through the creation and expansion of CDFIs primarily serving Native Communities.

Specifically, the Native Initiatives work to overcome these barriers through two principle strategies:

  • a complementary series of training programs that seeks to foster the development of new Native CDFIs, strengthen the operational capacity of existing Native CDFIs, and guide Native CDFIs in the creation of important financial education and asset building programs for their respective communities; and
  • a funding program, known as the Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) Program (description below), that is targeted to increasing the number and capacity of existing or new Native CDFIs.

CDFI Fund’s Native Initiatives

Small Business