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FPP “Better Together” Virtual Session: An In-Depth Look at CRA – How the Community Reinvestment Act Supports Your Work in 2021 and Beyond

05/18/2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EDT



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FPP “Better Together” Virtual Session:
An In-Depth Look at CRA –
How the Community Reinvestment Act
Supports Your Work in 2021 and Beyond

Part II in the FPP May 2021 CRA Series

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Eastern
Convening in the FPP Zoom Room 
(link provided to you directly from Zoom upon registration)

Non-Profit Organization practitioners from frontline to executive level.  Bank and Credit Union Community Development Leaders.  Academia at all levels.  Government Agencies who serve low- to moderate-income households and communities.  For-Profit Organizations.

All manner of Financial Capability practitioners, no matter through which type of organization you serve, benefit from a deeper understanding of all the details and nuance of the landmark legislation known as the Community Reinvestment Act.  This legislation, first enacted in the 1970s and since updated several times, plays a meaningful role in the work all Financial Capability practitioners do, regardless of the mission they serve.

Join FDIC’s April Atkins and OCC’s Lisa Mifflin for this second installment of a two-part CRA series on Tuesday, May 4, and Tuesday, May 18, to explore:

  • a much deeper dive into the role of CRA and community development, with examples including areas of affordable housing, community services, small business, economic development, farm lending, revitalization and stabilization, disaster recovery, workforce development, COVID-19, and so much more!
  • how the regulatory agencies of the FDIC, OCC and the FRB can assist you with bank partnerships and related resources to fully leverage the CRA for developing your community!



About the Guest Expert Facilitators . . . 

April Atkins

April Atkins works in the Community Affairs Program for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) covering the North and Central Florida markets. In her role, she is responsible for educating insured financial institution representatives, municipal entities and community-based organizations on community reinvestment opportunities as well as facilitating partnerships between financial institutions and community-based organizations to promote community and economic development in communities of low wealth. While at the FDIC, she has worked on detail assignments with Minority Depository Institutions and in fair lending, and served as a Workforce Development Initiative
Ambassador. In 2019, she was the recipient of the FDIC’s Individual Mission Achievement Award.

Lisa Mifflin

Lisa Anne Mifflin, NBE, CRCM, is the District Community Affairs Officer for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).  Lisa provides Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) technical assistance and community development resources to bankers, agency examiners and community stakeholders in Florida, Oklahoma, and Northeast Texas. Lisa’s activities support access to capital for affordable housing, community services, small business development, job creation and neighborhood revitalization.

Lisa began her career with the OCC as a financial examiner in Tampa, Florida. As her career progressed, she earned her commission as a National Bank Examiner and served as examiner-in-charge for community bank supervision, including new banks and problem banks in Florida. Later, Lisa specialized in anti-money laundering compliance, consumer protection compliance and the CRA, conducting examinations in banks of all sizes throughout the country. She has also served in other capacities in the OCC including college recruiting, new hire training and assignments in Compliance Policy and Problem Bank Supervision in Washington, D.C.


These two insightful CRA sessions on May 4 and May 18 bookend another FPP “Better Together” Virtual Session titled, “Principles for Creating Purposeful Bank Relationships,” featuring Santiago Sueiro of Prosperity NOW and a collection of panelists representing the spectrum of bank relationship-building in the communities served by Financial Capability practitioners.

To register for this session “sandwiched” between this two-part CRA series on Tuesday, May 11, please visit:

FPP May 2021 “Better Together” Virtual Session: Principles for Creating Purposeful Bank Partnerships


2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EDT
Event Category:


Virtual Session
Registrants will receive an e-mail directly from Zoom to access this session.