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CRA "Beyond the Basics" Training for Bankers (Summerdale, PA - April 18, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia are co-sponsoring an advanced CRA training in Summerdale, Pennsylvania on April 18, 2018. This is a knowledge-sharing event, specifically tailored for experienced CRA Officers. The training is designed to help banks attain optimal community development performance. 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/summerdalecratraining

CRA "Beyond the Basics" Workshop for Bankers (Tulsa, OK - April 19, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City are co-sponsoring a workshop in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 19, 2018. This is a knowledge-sharing event, specifically tailored for experienced bank CRA officers. The training is focused on self-assessment concepts and tools; how to incorporate performance context information in the performance evaluation; and a review of community development activities using case study analysis and small group discussions. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Lisa Mifflin with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

East Tennessee CDFI Forum (Knoxville, TN - April 19, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta are co-sponsoring a forum in Knoxville, Tennessee on April 19, 2018. The goal of the forum is to learn about the work of the East Tennessee/Appalachian region's CDFIs and discuss opportunities they may have for collaboration with local financial institutions. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Nancy Gresham-Jones with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Workforce Development & CRA: An Interagency Forum for Nonprofits & Financial Institutions (Louisville, KY - April 25, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Louisville Branch, will co-sponsor a workforce development forum in Louisville, Kentucky on April 25, 2018. The forum will provide an overview of the workforce development needs of Louisville; a case study for bankers on what workforce development activities qualify for CRA consideration; a session for nonprofits on how to document workforce development projects; and a panel of workforce development practitioners highlighting local community development opportunities. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Norma Polanco-Boyd with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

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

Philadelphia Financial Inclusion Opportunities ( Philadelphia, PA - April 25, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, City of Philadelphia Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity, City of Philadelphia Controller's Office and the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund are co-sponsoring a forum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 25, 2018. The purpose of this forum is to provide information on financial inclusion opportunities. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Denise Kirk-Murray with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Community Development Forum (Portland, OR - April 26, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are co-sponsoring a forum in Portland, Oregon on April 26, 2018. The forum is designed to benefit banks, CDFIs, lenders, community-based organizations, and technical assistance providers that support small businesses by fostering a cross referral network to expand access to capital for small businesses throughout Oregon. Topics discussed will include the role of technical assistance in fostering stable businesses, how to build a cross referral network, and the benefits of credit enhancement programs to increase lending. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://cvent.me/mMrdZ

Disaster Recovery in the Florida Keys: Supporting Partnerships for Reinvestment and Rebuilding (Key Largo, FL - April 27, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta are co-hosting a forum in Key Largo, FL on April 27, 2018. The forum will discuss Hurricane Irma's post-disaster recovery needs in the Florida Keys, including housing, small business, and community services. The forum will also offer an overview of how regulators consider disaster recovery activities for CRA and discuss opportunities for financial institutions partnerships in community recovery and rebuilding. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Lisa Mifflin with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Financial Inclusion Roundtable (Shreveport, LA May 2, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will co-sponsor a roundtable in Shreveport, Louisiana on May 2, 2018. The purpose of the event is to engage community leaders from Northwest Louisiana and East Texas in a discussion of regional financial inclusion strategies, including: banking the unbanked, financial education, disaster recovery, entrepreneurship and small business supports, and housing and workforce development. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Scarlett Duplechain with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA Training for Community-Based Organizations (Camden, NJ - May 2, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia are co-sponsoring a workshop on the Community Reinvestment Act for community-based organizations in Camden, New Jersey on May 2, 2018. Workshop participants will gain a basic understanding of the CRA and learn how community organizations can collaborate more effectively with banks. Topics covered include, an overview of the CRA, the impact of bank performance context, the types of activities that qualify for CRA consideration, and strategies to develop successful partnerships with banks. 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/camdencraforcbo

CRA Officer Roundtable (Shreveport, LA May 3, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will co-sponsor a roundtable in Shreveport, Louisiana on May 3, 3018. The roundtable will showcase CRA-qualified community development opportunities in Northwest Louisiana. The roundtable will also feature discussion of the community development opportunities presented at the Financial Inclusion Summit on May 2, specifically building financial capability (Financial Empowerment Center, Bank on Northwest Louisiana, Volunteer Income Tax Preparation); providing affordable housing and disaster recovery support; strengthening small businesses and promoting entrepreneurship; and workforce development. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Scarlett Duplechain with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Community Development Forum (San Bernardino CA - May 3, 2018)
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 May 3, 2018. This forum will highlight models of bank-nonprofit collaborations that can enhance capacity and improve outcomes. It will also discuss homeownership and affordable housing programs. Representatives from Inland Empire will give an update on the following initiatives: 1) Inland Empire Saves, 2) the Microenterprise Collaborative, and 3) the Housing Opportunities Collaborative. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inland-empire-community-development-forum-registration-45056284560

CRA for Community-Based Organizations (Biloxi, MS - May 8, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are co-sponsoring a CRA workshop in Biloxi, Mississippi on May 8, 2018. Workshop topics covered include an overview of the CRA, impact of bank performance context, the types of activities that qualify for CRA consideration, what constitutes a community development activity in a designated disaster area, and strategies to develop successful partnerships with banks. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Scarlett Duplechain with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA for Community Based Organizations (Jacksonville, Florida - May 9, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are sponsoring a workshop in Jacksonville, Florida on May 9, 2018. Topics covered will include an overview of the CRA, the types of activities that qualify for CRA consideration, and strategies to develop successful partnerships with banks. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Lisa Mifflin with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

CRA Bankers Roundtable (Los Angeles, CA - May 10, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are co-sponsoring a roundtable on May 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The roundtable will provide practical information on how banks can participate in qualified CRA and Community Development activities that revitalize and stabilize targeted communities, including activities related to the Slate-Z Promise Zone, Watts Rising, the City of LA's Revitalization Plan, and disaster recovery efforts and opportunities in CA. This event will also provide bankers with the opportunity to dialogue with examiners on these and other CRA related topics. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Rural Small Business Lending Forum: Building Rural Prosperity through Access to Capital (Salisbury, Maryland - May 10, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Small Business Administration are co-sponsoring a workshop in Salisbury, Maryland on May 10, 2018. This workshop is designed for bankers, community development experts, community development financial institutions (CDFIs), municipal government representatives and community and economic development partners to learn about credit enhancement and direct subordinate loan opportunities to assist businesses and community development projects. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Bonita Irving with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Nevada Bankers CRA Roundtable (Las Vegas, NV - May 16, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are co-sponsoring a roundtable in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 16, 2018. The roundtable will feature a presentation by Nevada HAND (Housing and Neighborhood Development) about its comprehensive study on housing affordability in the region and its findings. The event will also identify various opportunities for financial institutions and community stakeholders to work together to address affordable housing challenges. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Register Here for this event.

CRA Workshop for Bankers: Beyond the Basics (Atlanta, Georgia - May 22, 2018)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta are co-sponsoring a workshop in Atlanta, Georgia on May 22, 2018. This is a knowledge-sharing event, specifically tailored for experienced CRA Officers of Intermediate-Small and Large Banks. The training is focused on self-assessment concepts and tools; how to incorporate performance context information in the performance evaluation; and a review of community development activities using case study analysis and small group discussions. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Nancy Gresham-Jones with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Rural Small Business Lender Roundtable (Craig, CO - May 22, 2017)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, are co-sponsoring a roundtable in Craig, Colorado on May 22, 2018. In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority and the Craig Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Development Corporation, the event will highlight lending enhancement programs designed to assist financial institutions with increasing its small business/small farm lending. The program will also feature a panel of lenders who have successfully used lending enhancement programs. For more information on registration, please contact Community Affairs Officer Beth Castro with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

The link to register for this event is: https://cvent.me/ePOwZ