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As of January 1, 2024
Under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), a national bank, federal savings association, or federal branch of a foreign banking organization (collectively, bank) may apply to the OCC to be evaluated under a strategic plan. The strategic plan option provides a bank with the opportunity to tailor its CRA objectives to the needs of the community and to its own capacities, business strategies, and expertise. Not all of the factors described in the regulation necessarily apply to each strategic plan. The required contents of a strategic plan as well as the OCC's criteria for evaluating a strategic plan are specified in the OCC's CRA regulations at 12 CFR 25.27.