The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund  today announced $3.5 billion in New Markets Tax Credit awards aimed at revitalizing low-income communities and increasing economic opportunity nationwide. A total of 87 organizations  across the country received tax credit allocation authority under the calendar year 2013 round of the New Markets Tax Credit Program.  This round awarded today represents the last round of New Markets Tax Credit authority currently authorized by Congress.