CDFI Grant Program

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Credit unions interested in certifying as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and/or acquiring grant writing assistance for the annual CDFI grant submission, may be eligible for grant assistance through the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation.

The first step in this process is certification as a CDFI allowing an organization to apply for awards under the CDFI Fund’s competitive programs.

Once a credit union becomes certified, the second step is a grant proposal designed to help fund lending initiatives aimed at the underserved. Both actions may require the use of outside expertise.

This grant is intended to help underwrite the costs of such outside expertise. Credit unions selecting Credit Union Strategic Planning or other reputable providers as the outside expert may apply for assistance by completing this grant application.


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