Contributor: Board of Governors

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
By Federal Reserve Community Development Staff
Speakers from the Federal Reserve, FDIC, and OCC provide an overview of the interagency CRA notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR).
Young Black woman looking at papers with postsecondary financing options
By PJ Tabit
Many students take on debt to pay for postsecondary education and training, but other options are available. Here's what experts told us at a recent conference.
By Heidi Kaplan
Workforce development and job service entities experienced the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with almost all reporting disruptions in 2021. Here's what survey data tells us.
By Andrew Dumont, Marysol McGee
Entrepreneurs are the life blood of a community’s economy. Investing in and supporting entrepreneurship ecosystems can lead to the growth of additional entrepreneurial activity in a community.
Perspectives from Main Street
By Nishesh Chalise, Violeta Gutkowski
The spread of COVID-19 and the many efforts to slow it are impacting communities throughout the nation. To best respond to this crisis, information is needed about the scope and scale of challenges in various communities. This report offers findings of a survey designed to collect information on the effects of COVID-19 on low- to moderate-income people and communities and the entities serving them. The survey was fielded by eight national partners and the Federal Reserve System's community development function.
Diverse group of employees taking notes
By Federal Reserve Community Development Staff
Imagine that racial and gender gaps no longer exist in the labor market. Would economic benefits extend beyond people no longer facing disparities?
Bridging Change with CRA
By Lael Brainard
Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard shares her views on why it's the right time to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act.
Perspectives from Main Street
By Nishesh Chalise, Daniel Paul Davis, Michael Grover, Violeta Gutkowski, David Kaufmann, Karen Leone de Nie
Throughout 2020, the Federal Reserve surveyed nonprofits, financial institutions, government agencies, and other community organizations to understand the effects of COVID-19 on low- to moderate-income communities and the entities serving them. Here's what they found.