Delta Community Capital Initiative

DCCI?s goal is to increase access to capital for business lending and development in the chronically under-served and under-capitalized Lower Mississippi Delta Region.

Specifically, it will provide direct investment and technical assistance to community development lending and investing institutions

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so that funding opportunities will be more effective and economic development services will expand to the under-served residents of Lower Mississippi Delta Region.

DCCI will focus on helping local financial institutions improve their capacity to raise capital, and to lend and invest in local communities.

Strengthening local community development lenders and investors will also widen the channels through which larger private institutions and federal agencies can reach small business owners and entrepreneurs who need their support.

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.





Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Innovative economic development uses, including but not limited to loan or investment capital, loan loss reserves, program staff costs, information systems, market studies, portfolio analyses, business planning, and other activities supporting the program goals.

Award must be used to support the eligible activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants that are eligible to participate in this initiative are community development lenders and investors, which may be local rural non-profit organizations or federally recognized tribes.

Applicants do not need to be certified as Community Development Financial Institutions by the CDFI Fund at the time of application.

If applicants propose to become certified as a CDFI, they should lay out milestones and time frames toward the CDFI certification process in their application.

Applicants may serve other markets than Delta residents and communities, using other sources of financing.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Eligible target markets for use of DCCI funds include businesses owned by or serving low income residents of the Lower Mississippi Delta Region. The Delta region includes the 252 counties and parishes in eight states that make up the Lower Mississippi Delta Region, as defined by the Delta Regional Authority. The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is a federal-state partnership working to stimulate economic development and governed by the Delta Regional Authority Board, comprised of the Federal Co-Chairman, appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and the governors of the eight states. The eight states that are included in the region are: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The Appalachia Economic Development Initiative has been completed and awards were made March 30, 2015. Application procedures information was made available in the Notice of Funds Availability published in fiscal year 2014.

Award Procedures

Award procedures information was made available in the Notice of Funds Availability published in fiscal year 2014.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, Public Law 105-276.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. The Delta Community Capital Initiative will not have matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards will be available for a period of 36 months from the date of execution of the grant agreement. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Information regarding reporting requirements and procedures was made available in the Notice of Funds Availability published in fiscal year 2014.

Information regarding reporting requirements and procedures was made available in the Notice of Funds Availability published in fiscal year 2014.

Information regarding reporting requirements and procedures was made available in the Notice of Funds Availability published in fiscal year 2014.

Information regarding expenditure reporting requirements and procedures was made available in the Notice of Funds Availability published in fiscal year 2014.

Information regarding reporting requirements and procedures was made available in the Notice of Funds Availability published in fiscal year 2014.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Information regarding record keeping requirements and procedures was made available in the Notice of Funds Availability published in fiscal year 2014. Applicants must maintain records to satisfy the reporting requirements listed above and in the BCCI NOFA.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0324-0-1-604.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - This is a one time program using recaptured money from the RHED program.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Original projection was $1,000,000. Actual amount of funds made available was $1,478,040.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Information regarding specific regulations and guidelines was made available in the Notice of Funds Availability published in fiscal year 2014.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Thann Young Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 451 7th Street SW, Room 7137 , Washington DC, District of Columbia 20410 Email: thann.young@hud.gov Phone: 1-877-787-2526

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Information regarding the application review and selection criteria is available in the Notice of Funds Availability, which was published in fiscal year 2014.



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