Prospective applicants that demonstrate viable projects via the pre-application consultation with real estate TA from the grant administrator or its CDFI partners may have the opportunity to apply for pre-development costs within the RFA using CCE funds only. The consultation will provide an opportunity to discuss proposed projects, match requirements and sources, statutory and regulatory concerns, how the project addresses the state’s priorities, and other issues. Qualified applicants for CCE will have an opportunity to seek funding for pre-development costs, which may include but are not limited to funds to hire an architect to draw construction plans, working with a financial advisor to develop a business plan, and other required activities.