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Upcoming Events

Community Development Forum (San Bernardino CA - July 19, 2017)  
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco will co-sponsor a forum in San Bernardino, California on July 19, 2017. This event will highlight the small business programs and services available within the Inland Empire and how they can be used in partnership with financial institutions and other organizations to build small businesses, create jobs, and contribute to a vibrant local economy. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA Basics for CRA Officers (Boston, MA - August 3, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston are co-sponsoring a workshop in Boston, Massachusetts on August 3, 2017. The workshop will provide bank CRA officers with an overview of the CRA regulation and the examination process. Topics covered include, the basics of CRA, the examination process, how lending performance is assessed, understanding community development, and developing a bank CRA strategy. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Bonita Irving with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://www.regonline.com/BostonCRA101

Waterloo Affordable Housing Conference (Waterloo, IA - August 9, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and the City of Waterloo are sponsoring a workshop in Waterloo, Iowa on August 9, 2017. This event is an opportunity for community advocates, government officials, bankers, and residents to learn about resources available for affordable housing in Waterloo. There will also be an opportunity to learn about for business development. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Mike Nield with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Interagency Bank and CDFI Loan Funds Forum (Orlando, FL - August 10, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta are hosting a forum in Orlando, Florida on August 10, 2017. Speakers at the forum will discuss state, national, and industry developments and trends that may have an impact on the ability of CDFIs to serve their communities in Florida. Also, participants will learn about the Community Reinvestment Act and how banks partnerships with CDFIs can meet community development needs. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Lisa Mifflin with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA Workshop for Bankers (Columbia, SC - August 15, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond are co-sponsoring a workshop in Columbia, South Carolina on August 15, 2017. The workshop will provide the bankers with an overview of the CRA regulation, and train participants in exam preparation, identifying community development opportunities, developing a CRA action plan, assessing community needs, and determining performance context factors. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Genny Chow with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this is event is: https://www.regonline.com/westcolumbiabankerscra.

Community Development Forum (Sioux City, IA - August 16, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the United Way of Siouxland, and the Siouxland Nonprofit Management Alliance are co-sponsoring a knowledge-sharing forum in Sioux City, Iowa on August 16, 2017. The forum's goal is to provide participants with insights about community development needs in the Sioux City MSA and surrounding areas. The forum organizers will encourage partnerships between community development organizations and banks to meet mutual community development needs. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Mike Nield with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://www.regonline.com/iowatechcdforum

Wyoming CRA Roundtable (Cheyenne, WY - August 17, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Denver Branch are co-sponsoring a banker roundtable in Cheyenne, Wyoming on August 17, 2017. The roundtable will feature two presentations by the SBA and a community organization, a review of the FDIC's Youth Savings Pilot, and a discussion of best practices and tools used for documenting community development opportunities. Presenters will also share useful CRA resources and participants will have an opportunity to engage in an open discussion with CRA examiners. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Michael Martinez with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Interagency CRA Workshop (Salina, KS - August 22, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City are co-sponsoring a workshop in Salina, Kansas on August 22, 2017. The workshop will provide CRA training and tools to CRA and compliance officers of banks using small, intermediate-small, and large bank exam procedures. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Mike Nield with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

2017 Housing Forum: Promoting and Sustaining Affordable Housing Options (Grand Prairie, TX- August 29, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are co-sponsoring a forum in Grand Prairie, Texas on August 29, 2017. The forum will provide an opportunity for bankers to explore programs and projects designed to sustain affordable housing and share best practices on CRA lending, investments, and services across the DFW Metroplex. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Scarlett Duplechain with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Quad City's Community Benefits Agreements Forum ( Rock Island, IL - August 29, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago are co-sponsoring a forum in Rock Island, Illinois on August 29, 2017. The forum will discuss the use of Community Benefit Agreements in achieving community development goals. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Timothy Herwig with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA 101 Workshop for Bankers (New York, NY - October 24, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the New York State Department of Financial Services are sponsoring a workshop in New York, New York on October 24, 2017. The workshop will provide CRA officers with an overview of the CRA regulation. The workshop will also providing training to participants in how to prepare for exams, identify community development opportunities, develop CRA action plans, assess community needs, and determine performance context factors. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Denise Kirk-Murray with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://www.regonline.com/NYCRA101

CRA 201 Workshop for Bankers (New York, NY- November 2, 2017) 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the New York State Department of Financial Services are co-sponsoring a workshop in New York, New York on November 2, 2017. This is a knowledge-sharing event specifically tailored for experienced CRA Officers. The event is designed to provide guidance to banks seeking to achieve their CRA community development goals. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Denise Kirk-Murray with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://www.regonline.com/NYBankerCRA201