Community Development Revolving Loan grants assist NW CUs

Reminder: 2023 CDRLF grant round open through June 30

May 24, 2023

Low-income and MDI credit unions have until June 30 to apply for Community Development Revolving Loan Fund (CDRLF) grants. All information on this year’s grant round is posted on the grants page of

The agency will administer approximately $3.5 million in CDRLF grants to the most-qualified applicants, subject to the availability of funds. Grants will be awarded in five categories and two pilot initiatives.

Grant applications must be submitted online through the NCUA’s CyberGrants portal. A credit union applying for a CDRLF grant must have an active account with the System for Award Management (SAM) and a unique entity identifier number they will receive when they register for a SAM account.

Credit unions with an existing registration with SAM must recertify and maintain an active status annuallly.AM users can register or recertify their account by following the instructions for registration. There is no charge for the SAM registration and recertification process.