WASHINGTON (10/2/08)—The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund is accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2009 funding round of the Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) Program. Credit unions and other financial institutions that are certified CDFIs can apply for funding for work in Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian communities. New certification applications are due Nov. 3. The Fund expects to award approximately $8 million in appropriated funds for the NACA Program in 2009. Applications for grants and technical assistance are due Dec. 19. Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov. Applications sent by mail, facsimile or other form will generally not be accepted. For more information on the program and application rules, use the resource link below to access the Federal Register.