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Financial Institution Letters

January 25, 2018

CRA Consideration for Community Development Activities in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

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FIL-7-2018 - PDF (PDF Help)


The FDIC generally encourages depository institutions to consider all reasonable and prudent steps to assist their customers and other residents in communities affected by natural disasters. In furtherance of this goal, the FDIC, in coordination with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (FRB) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), is issuing a statement to clarify that a financial institution located outside the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, designated as disaster areas, will receive consideration for community development activities that revitalize or stabilize these areas, as long as the institution has been responsive to the community development needs and opportunities of its assessment area(s).

Statement of Applicability to Institutions Under $1 Billion in Total Assets: This Financial Institution Letter applies to all FDIC-supervised institutions.



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