Key Dates

Applicants should note the following dates and deadlines as they relate to the 2021 Tax Credit Round.

Application Workshops

CDFA conducts application writing workshops for organizations interested in applying for or learning more about its Tax Credit and L5 Capacity Building Programs. 2021 Tax Credit Round workshops will be held virtually on the following dates.

The Tax Credit & L5 Capacity Building Program Overview Webinars will be held on January 13 and January 19. Topics to be covered include an overview of how the Tax Credit works, eligible applicants, program objectives and guidelines, funding priorities, and key dates. Interested applicants only need to register for one of the program overview webinars as the same content will be covered at each event.

  • January 13: Tax Credit & L5 Capacity Building Program Overview Workshop – Register Here
  • January 19: Tax Credit & L5 Capacity Building Program Overview Workshop – Register Here

Those interested in applying for funding are strongly encouraged to also attend one of the Tax Credit & L5 Capacity Building Application Writing Webinars specifically focused on the application process and how to apply. These webinars will be held on January 14 and January 20. Topics to be covered include the application process, timeline and a step-by-step overview of the application. Interested applicants only need to register for one of the application webinars as the same content will be covered at each event.

  • January 14: Tax Credit & L5 Capacity Building Program Application Writing Workshop – Register Here
  • January 20: Tax Credit and L5 Capacity Building Program Application Writing Workshop – Register Here

Online Application Available
Applications will be available on CDFA’s Grants Management System (GMS) beginning January 21, 2021.

Application Deadline
Applications for the 2021 Tax Credit Round are due Friday, March 5, 2021 by 4:00 PM. Late submissions and incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Award Announcement
CDFA will notify tax credit applicants the week of June 7, 2021 regarding funding decisions.

All award recipients are invited to attend an event announcing the funded projects the following week (specific date to be announced).

Tax Credit 101 Workshop
Tax Credit award recipients are required to attend the Tax Credit 101 Workshop on the week of June 21, 2021. The workshop will inform awardees about program logistics, resources, as well as helpful information for crafting a successful tax credit fundraising campaign.

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