In order for a development to be considered for competitive 9% LIHTCs, the developer must complete an application and submit it to NIFA, along with the application fee.  Application dates for 2018 are:

Round 1:

  • Threshold Applications Due: November 20, 2017
  • Full Application Deadline: January 8, 2018
  • Reservations Issued: February 16, 2018 (tentative)

Round 2:

  • Threshold Applications Due: March 5, 2018
  • Full Application Deadline: March 26, 2018
  • Reservations Issued: April 20, 2018 (tentative)
  • Approximate amount of tax credits reserved: Balance of LIHTC

CRANE Application Process

The CRANE Program utilizes a two-tier process.  Potential CRANE Program applicants must first submit a CRANE Application and all required supporting information via the online funding application system, along with a nonrefundable CRANE Application Fee of $500 which must be received in NIFA's office by the deadline.  NIFA will notify the applicant if they are CRANE eligible and if the CRANE Application has satisfied all the requirements under the CRANE Program, at which time the eligible applicant must submit a completed LIHTC Application via the online funding application system and the LIHTC Application fee must be received in NIFA's office on or prior to the time periods specified by NIFA (as outlined in the LIHTC Allocation Plan for 9% LIHTCs and AHTCs).  

Application Cycles:

  • Cycle 1:  November 20, 2017
  • Cycle 2:  January 31, 2018
  • Cycle 3:  March 16, 2018
  • Cycle 4:  May 18, 2018
  • Cycle 5:  July 20, 2018   

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