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Novogradac Opportunity Zones Mapping Tool

About the Novogradac Opportunity Zone Mapping Tool

This tool displays designated qualified opportunity zones as published by the CDFI Fund as of June 15, 2018, as well as areas that may be eligible for OZ designation.

Designated opportunity zones displayed in the Novogradac Opportunity Zones Mapping tool are those that were nominated by those chief executive officers, and have been certified and designated by the Treasury Department. In addition, every low-income census tract in Puerto Rico was designated as an OZ in 2018 budget legislation. Once an OZ is designated, it remains a qualified OZ for a period of 10 years from the date of designation.

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Low-Income Communities (and 125% Contiguous Tracts) displayed in the Novogradac Opportunity Zones Mapping tool are those census tracts that were qualified to be nominated by the chief executive officer of each state and possession of the United States. They are generally census tracts that qualify as low-income communities, as defined for purposes of the new markets tax credit, meaning a community with an individual poverty rate of at least 20 percent and median family income up to 80 percent of the area median. In addition, up to 5 percent of census tracts that do not meet the definition of a low-income community can be designated if they are contiguous with low-income community census tracts that are designated as Opportunity Zones, and the median family income of the exempt tract does not exceed 125 percent of the median family income of the designated low-income community census tract with which it is contiguous.

More information about designated census tracts can be viewed by clicking on the area.


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