New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Interactive Map
Gary Perlow, Partner
Director, New Markets Tax Credit Practice
Qualified Census Tract
To qualify under the NMTC program, the census tract must meet one of the following two criteria based on the 2000 U.S. Census; (a) poverty rate of at least 20%; or (b) 80% or less of the area's median family income.
Highly Distressed Qualified Census Tract
To qualify as a highly distressed, the census tract must meet one of the following three higher distress criteria based on the 2000 U.S. Census: (I) poverty rate greater than 30%; (II) median family income of 60% or less; or (III) unemployment rate at least 1.5 times the national average of 5.8%.
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The NTMC Interactive Map and its results are provided to you by CohnReznick for informational purposes only and you use it at your own risk. The data used for the NMTC Interactive Map was provided by the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. The validity of this data cannot be assured and should be verified with the CDFI Fund. Please contact your CohnReznick New Markets Tax Credit Services professional for any questions regarding the results obtained when using the map.
NMTC Interactive Map Instructions
The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program provides tax credits for new private sector investment in economically distressed communities by certified Community Development Entities (CDEs). This easy to use mapping tool can help you determine if a project can qualify under various criteria for the NMTC program based on its location within eligible census tracts.
This mapping tool provides eligibility data using 2000 census tracts (available for NMTC projects that close before 6/30/13) and 2006-2010 American Community Survey data. Use the Toggle Data button at the top to access the census database you require. To use the map, type a census tract number or address into the search field to determine if that census tract is "qualified" under the NMTC program, and if it meets “distressed" criteria and whether it qualifies under some of the CDFI Fund’s other programs.
A gray census tract indicates that the area is "Unqualified" under the NMTC program.
An orange census tract indicates that the area is "Qualified" under the NMTC program based on meeting at least one of the following two criteria:
- Poverty rate of at least 20 percent
- Median family income of 80 percent or less of that area’s median family income
A blue census tract indicates that area qualifies under the "Distressed" criteria for the NTMC program. To qualify as "Distressed", the census tract must meet at least one of following three criteria:
- Poverty rate greater than 30 percent
- Median family income of 60 percent or less of that area’s median family income
- Unemployment rate at least 1.5 times the national average (5.8% for 2000 census, 7.9% for 2006-2010 ACS Survey)
- Using 2006-2010 census, all non-metro tracts that qualify for the program also qualify as “Distressed”
Note: Based on your search, a pop-up box will display on the map showing the eligibility information for the NMTC Program. If the search results for your project indicate that the project is "Qualified", the pop-up box will also display the words "Yes" or "No" to indicate whether it also meets " Distressed" criteria.
Even if your project does not meet Distressed criteria, your project may still be distressed. View the additional qualifiers for distressed census tracts.
Click on the census tract to find out more information about that area including:
- Census tract
- NTMC program qualification
- Poverty rate
- Median family ratio
- Unemployment rate
- Metro or non-metro area
- Median family income
- Additional CDFI Fund Programs qualification: Hot zone, type of hot zone, investment area, Bank Enterprise (BEA) Award (2000 census only)
Click on the "Full Screen" button on the top right of the map to enlarge the map on your screen. Also, the map must be in "Full Screen" view if you wish to print or e-mail your search results.