Thank you for submitting your application request!

Thank you for taking time to complete and submit the application for the Pennsylvania CDFI Network’s Historically Disadvantaged Business Assistance Program. The contact person submitting the application will receive an email with these anticipated next steps.

At the close of the online application window, the PA CDFI Network will evaluate and identify applications meeting preliminary program eligibility. Eligible applications will be prioritized as defined on the Program website ( If selected, you will be contacted via email by a Processing Team member from Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF), requesting additional information. (Note:  The sender will have an email address ending in “”)

Information Request emails will be sent on a rolling basis in the weeks after the application window closes. The email will invite you to log into the grant processing platform where required documentation is uploaded and additional information is input. Applicants need to provide the requested information and documentation within ten (10) business days after receiving the Information Request email notification. Applications that are not completed within ten business days will be withdrawn from consideration. 

If you do not receive an Information Request email notification from CRF then your application was not selected for further processing. Information Request email notifications are expected to begin as early as mid-March and will continue until May 31, 2024.

Please note that submitting an application is not an indication of eligibility and does not mean that your application will receive funding.

Your HDBA Grant Program Team

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