How To Build A Strong CRA Program

On-Demand
From $189.00
Training Includes:
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.
This session is a part of the CRA Rating Bootcamp.

CRA expert Rheanna Rodriguez will help you identify and leverage existing bank practices to build a strong CRA program regardless of the size of your bank.

Topics Covered

  • What should be included in your institution’s CRA program
  • Why creating a committee is necessary
  • Why understanding the strategic plan is important
  • What you should include in your monitoring program
  • How you should analyze your CRA applicable data
  • How to leverage existing practices

Training Overview

6 Steps to Build a Better CRA Program. Discover new resources and best practices.

Now is the ideal time to update your institution's CRA program. You must prepare quickly to meet increasing regulatory scrutiny as the Biden administration strives to ensure banks and credit unions meet their obligations to support low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities.

Your CRA program creates a context for your financial institution’s lending activities, driving the overall CRA rating. Small, midsize, and large banks must all have CRA programs that include lending strategies, review practices, regular monitoring, and oversight delegation.

  • What should be included in your institution’s CRA program
  • Why creating a committee is necessary
  • Why understanding the strategic plan is important
  • What you should include in your monitoring program
  • How you should analyze your CRA applicable data
  • How to leverage existing practices

We are offering the CRA Rating Bootcamp here.

Who Should Attend?

  • Bank chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • CRA officers
  • Community development officers
  • CRA staff
  • Compliance staff
  • Financial staff
  • Communications professionals
  • Risk officers
  • Auditors

Expert Presenter

Rheanna Rodriguez

  • SVP, Director of Specialty Regulations at First Foundation Bank (FFB)
  • Oversees the risk assessment program
  • Previously a commissioned compliance examiner for the Southern California territory at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for eight years
  • Led numerous compliance and CRA examinations at institutions ranging from $40 million to $60 billion in total assets size
  • BA in business administration with a concentration in marketing from the California State University, San Bernardino
  • MA in management from the University of Redlands

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