News Release 2022-36 | April 7, 2022

OCC Publication Focuses on Bank Partnerships in Community Reinvestment and Resilience

WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today published the latest edition of its Community Developments Investments newsletter, “Partners in Recovery: Community Reinvestment and Resilience.”

This edition of Community Developments Investments highlights how banks can collaborate with community development financial institutions, minority depository institutions, and other community-based groups to help rebuild communities recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters.

The newsletter explains three federal emergency programs that have provided loans, grants, and other resources for low- and moderate-income and minority communities and businesses recovering from the disproportionate effects of the pandemic. The newsletter highlights bank-community partnerships that have helped communities rebuild following disasters and the pandemic. These partnerships offer lessons on how such bank collaborations can help communities better prepare for future crises through climate resilience planning and investment.

This edition of Community Developments Investments is part of a group of resources available to banks interested in exploring community development and economic inclusion opportunities in their communities. These resources are available on http://www.occ.gov/communityaffairs. Banks interested in learning more about these opportunities may contact the OCC’s District Community Affairs Officers located throughout the nation.

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