Resource Toolkit

This compendium of resources compiled by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency includes links to CRA-related web pages, publications, data tools, and more.

Video Series: An Introduction to the CRA

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the passage of the CRA, the Federal Reserve System released a series of four brief videos that explain the law's basic purpose and workings.

Video 1: Getting to Know the Community Reinvestment Act explains in practical, understandable terms the basic elements of the CRA and how regulators evaluate a financial institution’s CRA performance.

Video 2: Small and Intermediate Small Bank CRA Examinations focuses on the role financial institutions of all sizes play in ensuring fair and equal access to credit throughout the country by discussing the different performance criteria applied to smaller financial institutions under the CRA.

Video 3: Community Development Defined in the Community Reinvestment Act demonstrates how partnerships between financial institutions and federal, state, and local entities can foster revitalization and stronger economic futures for families. In this episode, a fictitious institution applies the CRA definition of community development to meet local community credit and service needs.

Video 4: Leading Practices for Effective CRA Programs highlights some of the leading CRA practices observed by members of the Federal Reserve’s community development departments. This video seeks to inform community groups, community development practitioners, researchers, educators, government officials, and others about the issues that financial institutions consider from a CRA perspective.