How To Apply

Pre-application consultation with CDFA staff is required before submitting a formal application. To discuss your project idea and possible loan needs, please contact CDFA at 603-226-2170, or email Director of Economic Development Kevin Peterson at

All applications must be completed and submitted on CDFA’S Grants Management System ( The application requires details on the proposed project, to what extent it aligns with program objectives, and information that will help determine the applicant’s capacity to complete or coordinate predevelopment activities. All applicants will be subjected to programmatic and financial review.

A pre-development loan and feasibility grant FAQ can be found here: PLP – Feasibility Grant FAQ. An outline of CDFA’s Predevelopment Loan Program application can be found in Appendix A – Application Outline. CDFA’s scoring rubric for the Predevelopment Loan Program can be found in Appendix B – Scoring Rubric. Information on using GMS can be found at Grant Management Sytem.

Upon receipt of a completed application, CDFA will provide a final decision on any predevelopment loan request within 30 days.

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