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GAO discussed the preliminary results of its ongoing review of the administration of the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, focusing on: (1) the first year's performance of the CDFI and Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) programs and opportunities for improving their effectiveness; (2) the Fund's progress in developing performance measures for awardees and systems to monitor and evaluate their progress; (3) the impact of the BEA program on banks' investments in CDFIs and distressed communities; and (4) CDFI's progress in meeting the strategic planning requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.

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