Technical Assistance


Clean Communities Investment Accelerator (CCIA) Intent to Apply

CDFA will be applying as a nonprofit hub for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund’s Clean Community Investment Accelerator (CCIA) to establish an accelerator that will provide Community Lenders with the capital and technical assistance needed to develop and deploy financing programs for clean technology projects in low-income and disadvantaged communities.

If you are a Community Lender interested in applying for CCIA funding once the program launches in 2024, please complete CDFA’s Intent to Apply form by 5:00 pm ET on Friday, September 8.

By completing this form, you authorize CDFA to include your organization’s name in its CCIA application for funding. The information provided through this form will be held confidential by CDFA. Your submission does not indicate a guarantee of funding. Should CDFA receive a CCIA grant to launch an accelerator, Community Lenders will be invited to participate in a formal application for funding.

CDFA anticipates that this form will take 15 minutes to complete.

1. Does your organization meet the program’s definition of a “Community Lender”? (pick one)

Note: The EPA defines “Community Lender” as a new or existing public, quasi-public, not-for-profit, or nonprofit entity that provide financial assistance to qualified projects at the state, local, territorial, or Tribal level or in the District of Columbia, including community- and low-income-focused lenders and capital providers. Community Lenders could include community development financial institutions (including Certified Native CDFIs), credit unions, green banks, housing finance agencies, minority depository institutions, and other types of lenders.

2. Name of Organization

3. Description of Your Organization (two sentences)

4. Is your organization a Development Finance Agency? (pick one)

Note: A Development Finance Agency (DFA) is broadly defined as either a public or quasi-public authority that leads or otherwise supports economic development through various direct or indirect financing programs.

5. First and Last Name

First Name
Last Name

6. Email Address

7. Amount of Capitalization Funding Required

Note: A Community Lender may receive a maximum of $10 million in total capitalization funding under this competition.

8. Description of your organization's Geographic Coverage Area

9. Does your Geographic Coverage Area include areas identified as disadvantaged by the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST)?

Note: Use the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) for more information.

10. Provide a brief description of any existing financing programs your organization currently has for clean technology projects in low-income and disadvantaged communities. (Optional)

11. Provide a brief description of any new financing programs that your organization is interested in launching to finance clean technology projects in low-income and disadvantaged communities. (Optional)

12. Provide a brief description of your existing pipeline of clean technology projects in low-income and disadvantaged communities that currently need financing. (Optional)

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