We strongly recommend that potential applicants review our eligibility criteria and contact a DFC finance or insurance officer to discuss the project proposal prior to beginning the application process.

This DFC Handbook provides an overview of all DFC products, eligibility requirements, and links to key pages on our website where applicants can find more information.

Structured Finance

DFC’s Office of Structured Finance and Insurance provides financing of more than $50 million to projects in critical infrastructure, energy and other projects requiring large investments. Contact a finance officer.

The finance officer will direct you to the appropriate application form and identify the supporting documentation that may be required.

Applications are generated and submitted through DFC’s forms dashboard.

Development Credit

DFC’s Office of Development Credit works on projects requiring $50 million or less in financing. Contact a finance officer.

The finance officer will direct you to the appropriate application form and identify the supporting documentation that may be required.

Applications are generated and submitted through DFC’s forms dashboard.

Political Risk Insurance

To apply for DFC political risk insurance, contact a DFC officer to discuss the project.

Applications are generated through DFC's forms dashboard.

Investment Funds

Prospective fund managers must submit their proposal and supporting documentation online through DFC's forms dashboard. DFC encourages fund managers to submit proposals throughout the year.

Learn more about the investment funds process.

Equity Investments

DFC can provide direct equity into projects in the developing world which will have developmental impact or advance U.S. foreign policy. Companies interested in inquiring about direct equity investment can contact DFC’s Office of Equity Investments.

Applications are generated and submitted through DFC's forms dashboard. Please complete Form 001B – Application for Direct Equity Investment. For more information please email equity@dfc.gov.

Defense Production Act

Applications are generated and submitted through the DFC-DPA Loan Program forms dashboard.

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