CDE Certification


tag specializes in securing low-cost, flexible financing for community development projects throughout the United States. NMTC funding is available to certified Community Development Entities (CDEs). To become a certified CDE an organization must submit a CDE Certification Application to the CDFI Fund for review, which tag can assist with. The application must demonstrate that the applicant meets each of the following requirements to become certified:

  • Be a legal entity at the time of application;
  • Have a primary mission of serving Low Income Communities (LICs); and
  • Maintain accountability to the residents of its targeted LICs.

In addition to assisting organizations with the preparation and filing of CDE Certification Applications, tag provides guidance in choosing the most appropriate controlling entity and LIC advisory board members, and we provide NMTC training for governing and advisory boards.