The resources below are a result of responses from CRA officers across the Tenth District and the 2015 Community Development Survey of CRA and Compliance Officers. The materials are public resources from federal agencies, the FDIC, OCC, FFIEC and Federal Reserve. Questions regarding the tools and their applications should be directed to your primary regulator.

Hear from CRA officers using CRA OneSource.

What is the Community Reinvestment Act?

This Federal Reserve video explains the CRA’s provisions and how regulators evaluate a bank’s CRA performance in practical, understandable terms.

Interagency Workshops

Interagency-sponsored workshops are designed for CRA officers at banks that are interested in obtaining current information and training on the CRA regulation, exam preparation and developing bank CRA compliance strategies. 

Workshop topics include:

Engaging Workforce Development: A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations

This guide from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Kansas City provides banks, and those organizations interested in partnering with them, information on how the Community Reinvestment Act can be leveraged to support workforce development goals.

Closing the Digital Divide: A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations

Closing the Digital Divide: A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations developed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. View PDF.

Affordable Mortgage Lending Guide

Affordable Mortgage Lending Guide and the Affordable Mortgage Lending Center developed by the FDIC.  View the website.

Community Development Investments Resource Guide (CDIRG)

CDIRG assists financial institutions with meeting their community development investment needs under the Community Reinvestment Act. View our searchable database.

FDIC Strategies for Community Banks to Develop Partnerships with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)

This guide helps community banks identify and evaluate partnership opportunities with CDFIs.

Healthy Communities: A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations

This guide helps financial institutions looking for CRA consideration in the healthy communities space.

Consumer Compliance Outlook

Publication focuses on consumer compliance issues.

A Banker’s Quick Reference Guide to CRA

This guide from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas details CRA regulation and examination procedures.

Interagency Questions and Answers (Q&As) Regarding Community Reinvestment

A quick overview of the Q&A updates (effective January 6, 2009).

CRA Loan Data Collection Grid

A quick guide for identifying CRA loan data reporting categories.

Investment Connection

Find lending, investment and service opportunities in the Tenth Federal Reserve District using Investment Connection.

Map Your Community

Use our mapping tool to create custom maps of Tenth District communities, counties and states using key economic and demographic indicators.

FFIEC Geocoding System

The FFIEC Geocoding/Mapping System helps financial institutions meet legal requirements to report information on mortgage, business and farm loan applications.

FFIEC Distressed and Underserved Tracts

View an up-to-date listing of Distressed and Underserved Tracts.

National Center for Education Statistics

Get information about free and reduced lunches. For additional details, read the FFIEC's Q&As

CRA Worksheet

Use the community development qualification worksheet to sort your loans, investments and services.

Community Development Lending, Investment and Service Spreadsheet

Use this worksheet for all your community development loans, investments and services.

Community Development at the Kansas City Fed

Learn more about our array of community development programs, community development investments, workforce development and small business resources.

FedCommunities.org

This Federal Reserve community development resource promotes people, places, practices and resources from across the country.

Federal Reserve Community Development Resources

Find community development resources from each Federal Reserve District and the Board of Governors.

What is the Community Reinvestment Act?

This Federal Reserve video explains the CRA’s provisions and how regulators evaluate a bank’s CRA performance in practical, understandable terms.

CRA Community Development Defined

This Federal Reserve System video explains Community Development in practical terms.

Leading Practices for Effective CRA Programs

This Federal Reserve System video explains the Leading Practices for Effective CRA Programs in practical terms.

Small Bank and Intermediate Small Bank CRA Examination Video

This Federal Reserve System video explains the Small Bank and Intermediate Small Bank (ISB) CRA Examination in practical and understandable terms.

CRA OneSource Impressions

Hear from CRA officers using CRA OneSource.

CRA Community Development: Examiner Highlights

What qualifies for community development? Watch this Outlook Live webinar to find out.

Workforce Development and the CRA explored in national audioconference

A webinar for workforce development professionals with an overview of the CRA and the steps workforce leaders can take to engage banks.

A Conversation with Maria Contreras-Sweet, SBA Administrator

Learn about some of the new resources the SBA has available to assist lenders and the small businesses you serve.

Understanding the CRA and How it Might Benefit Your Organization Webinar

Webinar provides an overview of the CRA, reviews technical requirements of the regulation, and discusses ways the CRA can be used to support community and economic development programs.

Intermediate Small Bank CRA Examination Webinar

The Kansas City Fed, OCC and FDIC conducted a webinar for existing and soon to be Intermediate Small Bank (ISB) CRA officers.

Small Business Lenders Summit

Learn how lending enhancements can help you with your small business lending.

Community Development at the Kansas City Fed

Learn more about our array of community development programs, community development investments, workforce development and small business resources.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Learn more about the FDIC's Community Affairs programs.

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)

Get CRA information including Distressed and Underserved Tracts and the Interagency Q&As.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

The OCC's Community Affairs section features upcoming CRA programs and resources. 

Federal Reserve Community Development Resources

Find community development resources from each Federal Reserve District and the Board of Governors.

FedCommunities.org

This Federal Reserve community development resource promotes people, places, practices and resources from across the country.

OCC CRA Handbooks, Procedures and Guidance

Find OCC handbooks, examination schedule and other CRA related news.

OCC Fact Sheets

View fact sheets on various community development topics.

American Bankers Association (ABA)

Learn more about the ABA's resources and tools for bankers.

Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)

The ICBA offers several programs and resources for bankers.

To submit questions or suggestions for additional resources, contact Ariel Cisneros at Ariel.Cisneros@kc.frb.org.