April 10 Deadline for L5 Capacity Building Program Applications

 CDFA is now accepting applications for its L5 Capacity Building Program. The deadline to submit applications via CDFA’s Grants Management System ( is April 10.

To begin your application visit An overview of the L5 program and application details can be found on our website here:  
Questions regarding the program can be directed to Katy Easterly Martey at or 603-717-9118.
Additional Information on the L5 Capacity Building Program
The L5 Capacity Building program seeks to enable CDFA partner organizations to deepen their mission through the strengthening of their organizational infrastructure or development of new or enhanced programs. The resources will further enable partner organizations to deliver increased value and meaning to the communities they serve. 
CDFA’s Tax Credits program will set aside a minimum of $375,000 per year in available credits.  Awards will be based upon the goals, measurable objectives, activities, and evaluation components of the proposal and organizational need.
Specifically, the program focuses on the following two areas which are evidence based capacity building strategies developed by the TCC Group. Applicants should pick one:
  1. Investments that strengthen the internal organization’s ability to expand its mission through the utilization of one of the following proven capacity building tools:  
    • Leadership capacity: the ability of all organizational leaders to create and sustain the organizations vision.  This includes the capacity of leaders to prioritize, make decisions, innovate, and provide appropriate direction to achieve an organization’s mission.  
    • Adaptive capacity: the ability of an organization to monitor, assess and respond to changes in the internal and external environment. 
    • Management capacity: the ability of an organization to ensure the effective and efficient use of its diverse organizational resources. 
    • Technical capacity: the ability of an organization to implement its key organizational and programmatic functions through available technologies, tools and staff skills. 
    • Organizational cultural capacity: the values, assumptions, and behavioral norms that guide how an organization carries out its work.   OR,
  2. Investments that strengthen the organization’s financial sustainability by enabling the study of, or development of a new area of social investment or enhancing an existing area. 

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