Be Warned!

This a public service announcement. Every year we see it—credit unions that are tricked into paying to renew their governmental registrations. The System for Award Management ( is an official website of the U.S. government. Anyone doing business with the U.S. government needs to maintain a registration on, but registration is free. Similarly, there’s also no registration charge for registering on other CDFI-related web sites like the CDFI Fund’s Award Management Information System (AMIS) or the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. Third party organizations offering to update your CDFI’s registration on a governmental web site for a fee may be legitimate, but their solicitations are o

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