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CDFI and Credit Union Compliance

CDFI Reporting 

With the benefits of CDFI programs comes the responsibility of compliance. We take care of the burden so you can focus on running your credit union. There are two mandatory annual reports: annual CDFI certification reporting, and grant reporting for award winners. CU Strategic Planning can help with both.

Annual CDFI Certification Reporting


All community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are required to complete an Annual Certification Report to keep their CDFI certification. If your credit union is applying for a grant, waiting for funding, or the recipient of a CDFI Award in the last three years, you must submit an annual report. Let us take the burden off your team.

Why is this important?

  • A CDFI that fails to complete its Annual Certification Report loses its credentials.

  • Have a pending grant? Certification must be valid for your grant to be approved.

  • Waiting to receive grant monies? Treasury will not release funding to winners without valid certification.


  • Submission: CDFI Fund’s Awards Management Information System, lovingly known as AMIS.

  • Try it yourself: Certification Reporting Instructions

  • Contract with us early. Do not put your credit union at risk of being waitlisted.

CDFI Grant Reporting


Congratulations! If you are reading this, you likely won a CDFI Award. We help credit unions decipher their Assistance Agreements and complete all compliance reporting. 

Why is this important?

  • Non-compliance sanctions can include revocation of an award or ineligibility for future awards.

  • In our experience, non-compliance can be a black mark for up to three years.

What we offer:

  • Three years of reporting on the performance towards your grant goals.

  • We eliminate the confusion of navigating several application-related on-line systems including: Awards Management Information System (AMIS), the Community Investment Impact System (CIIS) and the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.

  • Not interested in learning how to use three government reporting systems? We’re here to help.

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