Opportunity Zone Eligibility Tool by Opportunity360

Created as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the Opportunity Zones Program is designed to drive long-term capital to distressed communities by providing tax benefits on investments in Opportunity Funds. Governors in each state and U.S. territory (and the Mayor of Washington, D.C.) have until March 21, 2018 to designate a number of Low Income Community census tracts that will be eligible to receive private investment through the Opportunity Zones Program over the next decade. Read more about the Opportunity Zones Program.

The Opportunity360 team created the tool below to help states and others interested in opportunity zones to determine which tracts in their state or region have been designated and how they relate to other federal programs and designations. In addition, users can filter tracts using the Opportunity360 Outcome Indices to see how people living in these tracts are faring across our five outcome dimensions and explore tracts that were eligible but not designated by the states as Opportunity Zones.

  • Use the filter controls to the right of the Opportunity Zones Map tab to see how many designated and undesignated eligible tracts in your state meet the criteria you have selected. Compare this to the official number of tracts that can be designated according to the US Treasury.
  • Mouse over a tract on the map to view additional details about the eligibility and a link to an Opportunity360 Measurement Report providing details about the conditions in that tract.

Read more about the methods used to produce these eligibility designations. Download the eligibility data underlying this tool. The tool and data will be updated to reflect any further data or guidance from the CDFI Fund and IRS.

Update 6/22/18: We have updated the map tool to include final Opportunity Zone designations in all states. The tool also now displays only designated Opportunity Zones by default. To view the tracts that were eligible for nomination, modify the “Opportunity Zone Designation” filter in the tool.

*As of 2/28/2018, this tool includes tract eligibility for Puerto Rico. However note that due to data limitations, the Opportunity360 filters will not function correctly for Puerto Rico.