How to Apply

All applications must be completed and submitted on CDFA’s Grants Management System ( More information on how to use the Grants Management System can be found on the CDFA Resource Hub (link).

The application requires applicants to detail their specific project, describe the  extent to which it aligns with program objectives, and provide other pertinent information that will help CDFA determine the applicant organization’s capacity to complete a successful project.

An outline of CDFA’s Tax Credit Program application can be found in Appendix A of this document.

CDFA staff offers applicants technical assistance, guidance on program objectives, and instruction on how to successfully complete an application.  Technical assistance is provided through workshops, one-on-one training, and pre-application meetings. Visit this link to schedule your pre-application meeting and select the meeting option that best fits your needs. If you experience any difficulties scheduling an appointment, please call the CDFA office (603-226-2170).

In an effort to increase access and expand the pool of successful applicants, CDFA is offering the following support, in addition to the pre-application technical assistance:

Grant Writing Support  

CDFA will provide qualifying applicants with financial resources to help prepare their applications. Please discuss your need during your pre-application meeting or see this page on Resource Hub to learn more.

Fiscally Sponsored Projects 

Please review the guidance on CDFA’s Resource Hub if you are planning to apply with a fiscal sponsor.

Please reach out to us directly if you have questions or concerns about how to apply as a fiscally sponsored project.

CDFA staff will not review draft proposals. However, the team will be happy to direct you to outside consultants and resources that may be helpful in crafting a successful application.

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