Overview of the CDFI Fund’s Small Dollar Loan Program

The CDFI Fund’s Small Dollar Loan Program (SDL) is designed to support the capacity of Certified CDFIs to provide alternatives to high-cost small dollar lending. The SDL Program enhances CDFIs' ability to extend unsecured loans of up to $2,500, and in turn, better meet consumer demands for safe and affordable capital.

Interested in applying to this year’s CDFI Fund Small Dollar Loan Program application round? Small Dollar Loan Program Loan Loss Reserves and Technical Assistance awards are flexible tools to enable Certified CDFIs to establish and maintain small dollar loan programs. Up to $11.1 million is available in awards in 2022.

During this session, CDFI Fund staff provide an overview of the program, how awards can be used, and information about key upcoming application requirements and deadlines.

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