Funding Opportunity Title: Notice of Allocation Availability (NOAA) Inviting Applications for the combined Calendar Year (CY) 2013 and 2014 Allocation Round of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program
This NOAA is issued in connection with the combined CY 2013 and 2014 allocation round (Round) of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program, as initially authorized by Title I, subtitle C, section 121 of the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 (Pub.L. 106-554) and amended by section 221 of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (Pub.L. 108-357), section 101 of the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005 (P.L. 108-357), Division A, section 102 of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-432), section 733 of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-312), and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the Act). Through the NMTC Program, the CDFI Fund provides authority to CDEs to offer an incentive to investors in the form of tax credits over seven years, which is expected to stimulate the provision of private investment capital that, in turn, will facilitate economic and community development in Low-Income Communities. Through this NOAA, the CDFI Fund announces the availability of up to $8.5 billion of NMTC investment authority, $3.5 billion of which has been authorized in the Act and an additional $5.0 billion, which is subject to Congressional authorization. In this NOAA, the CDFI Fund specifically addresses how an entity may apply to receive an allocation of NMTCs, the competitive procedure through which NMTC allocations will be made, and the actions that will be taken to ensure that proper allocations are made to appropriate entities.