Requests for Information: Community Development Financial Institutions Prize Competition
The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), Department of the Treasury, requests comments from the public regarding a proposed CDFI Prize Competition to be administered by the CDFI Fund in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. The proposed FY 2016 CDFI Prize Competition will reward selected applicants with monetary prizes for proposing innovative ideas and approaches to increasing CDFI investment and access to capital in underserved rural areas. The CDFI Fund expects that, through the proposed competition, it will award no less than $1,000,000 of FY 2016 appropriated funds, through the prize competition authority granted by the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (15 U.S.C. 3719) (the Act). The CDFI Fund expects to publish detailed information regarding the FY 2016 CDFI Prize Competition, including information on how to apply to be considered for prizes to be awarded through the competition, through www.challenge.gov, on or about June 1, 2016. Capitalized terms found in this notice are defined in the regulations that govern the CDFI Program, at 12 CFR 1805.104.