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Helping banks and federal savings associations to be leaders in community development finance.

Community Affairs supports the OCC’s mission to ensure a vibrant banking system by helping national banks and federal savings associations to be leaders in providing safe and sound community development financing and making financial services accessible to underserved communities and consumers, while treating their customers fairly. Community Affairs conducts outreach and develops publications to support this goal, in addition to:

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Read our Recently Released Publications or browse Community Affairs Articles by Topic.

Financial Capability
Financial Capability
(January 2019)
Describes the benefits and opportunities of financial capability activities for national banks and federal savings associations, including potential CRA consideration.

CRA: Community Development Loans, Investments, and Services
Provides information about commonly used concepts associated with the Community Reinvestment Act for national banks and federal savings associations under the CRA implementing regulations.
FLU
January/February 2019 Financial Literacy Update
This bimonthly e-newsletter reports upcoming financial literacy events, initiatives, and related resources of the OCC and other government agencies and organizations.
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SBA's Certified Development Company/504 Loan Program: Small Businesses' Window to Wall Street
Provides an overview of the SBA's 504 Loan Program, which is used to finance long-term assets, such as owner-occupied commercial real estate and heavy machinery, at competitive rates.
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Expanding Internet Access: Bank Financing for Rural Broadband Initiatives
(November 2018)
This edition of Community Developments Investments highlights how national banks and federal savings associations can help rural communities across the nation gain reliable, high-speed internet access through the development of broadband networks.

USDA's Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program
This report provides an overview of the program, which guarantees a portion of loans made by banks and other approved lenders to eligible businesses located in rural areas.

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01/25/2019  NR 2019-7, OCC Promotes Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day
11/26/2018  NR 2018-126, OCC Publication Discusses Importance of Bank Financing for Rural Broadband Initiatives
10/25/2018  NR 2018-113, Federal Financial Institutions Regulatory Agencies Announce Availability of 2017 Small Business, Small Farm, and Community Development Lending Data