Today the CDFI Fund announced the opening of the next round (2014) of New Markets Tax Credit allocations.  Subject to Congressional authorization, the CDFI Fund intends to award $5 billion of New Markets Tax Credit allocation in the next round.  Pursuant to the announcement today by the CDFI Fund, CDE applications must be submitted by August 22, 2014, applications for New Markets Tax Credit allocation must be submitted by October 1, 2014, and prior allocates must satisfy their required issuance of qualified equity investments by January 30, 2015.