Delta Community Capital Initiative (DCCI)

Purpose of the Program:
The purpose of the Delta Community Capital Initiative (DCCI) is to support local rural nonprofits and Federally Recognized Indian tribes serving the Lower Mississippi Delta for lending and investing activities in businesses lending and economic development, and for securing

additional sources of public and private capital for these activities.

DCCI’s goal is to increase access to capital for business lending and development in the chronically underserved and undercapitalized Lower Mississippi Delta Region.

Specifically, it will provide direct investment and technical assistance to community development lending and investing institutions so that funding opportunities will be more effective and economic development services will expand to the underserved 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.

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Delta Community Capital Initiative

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Office: None

Estimated Funding: $1,000,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Applicants that are eligible to participate in this initiative are community development lenders and investors, which may be local rural non-profit organizations.

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 establish milestones and timeframes toward the CDFI certification process in their application.

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

Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

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