FPP “Better Together” Virtual Session: The Fundamentals of CRA – What Every Financial Capability Practitioner Needs to Know About the Community Reinvestment Act

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

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 two-part series on Tuesday, May 4, and Tuesday, May 18, to explore:  

- an introduction to the three bank regulators of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Federal Reserve Bank

- the basics of the Community Reinvestment Act

- how "community development" is defined for the Community Reinvestment Act

- the various ways that financial institutions meet community development needs and requirements, such as lending practices, service and active investment, among others 

- how to locate banks in your market and their posted CRA ratings provided to them by the regulatory agencies 

- bank asset size and CRA assessment areas

Free

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

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

Low- to moderate-income community members face mounting financial challenges during the current economic crisis.  One important way to provide relief is to connect them with safe and impactful bank products.

However, we know from research that low- to moderate-income households and communities are disproportionately unbanked or underbanked and incur high costs when they are banked.

In this interactive session, participants will discuss bank partnerships, especially with Community Banks, as a tool to connect LMI households to safe and impactful products.  In particular, we’ll ask: 

- Who is the ideal bank partner?

- What is the foundation for a meaningful partnership?

- What strategies can social service organizations deploy to form meaningful partnerships?

Free

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

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

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!  

Free

2021 Florida Statewide VITA/Free Tax Prep Program Stakeholders/Leaders Convening – Pre-Conference Event Open to All

Omni Orlando at Championsgate 1500 Masters Blvd, Championsgate

This robust convening will be addressing a number of pressing topics directly related to the operation of VITA Programs in the state of Florida.  Every VITA Program representing nearly every county in the entire state of Florida is encouraged to engage in this session to be an active voice in the decision-making regarding the future of the Florida Taxpayer Opportunity Network, known commonly as the FL TON.

The entire participant group will also engage in the national post-tax season debrief conducted by Prosperity NOW as part of the agenda of this immersive, interactive session, as the two events have been scheduled in the same time frame.  

Register today to include your voice in Florida's VITA future!  

Free

2021 Florida Statewide Bank On Initiative Stakeholders/Leaders Convening – Pre-Conference Event Open to All

Omni Orlando at Championsgate 1500 Masters Blvd, Championsgate

This robust convening will be addressing a number of pressing topics directly related to the operation of Bank On initiatives in the state of Florida.  Every Bank On initiative representing cities and regions across the entire state of Florida is encouraged to engage in this session to be an active voice in the decision-making regarding the future of the Bank On movement in all of Florida.  

Register today to include your voice in Florida's Bank On future!

Free

13th Annual FPP Financial Capability Training Conference – “FPP, Together Again!”

Omni Orlando at Championsgate 1500 Masters Blvd, Championsgate

13th Annual FPP Financial Capability Training Conference

This one-of-its-kind annual professional development event will be held Wednesday – Thursday, June 2nd – 3rd, 2021, convening hundreds of Financial Capability practitioners from across the state and the country, both live and virtual, to Learn, Influence, Connect and Partner!

Free – $199.99

FPP June 2021 “Better Together” Virtual Session: “Human Trafficking in America – Awareness and Resources for Financial Capability Practitioners”

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

Globally, 4.8 million persons are forced into sexual exploitation, and the US is one of the largest consumers of victims of human trafficking.

Suncoast Credit Union, in partnership with the United States Institute of Human Trafficking, shares an awareness initiative that offers industry-specific human trafficking content designed to enlighten and engage professionals, advocates, and community partners.

To combat this horrific crime, we must collectively become enlightened to the crisis. We must allow ourselves to become enraged that children as young as infants are being sold in our communities. We must then become enraged and take action for those that cannot take action for themselves.

“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.”

– William Wilberforce

Free

FPP July 2021 “Better Together” Virtual Session: Invest in Rising Youth – Strategies for Post-High School Success

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

Investing in the rising generation through education, training and experience is an impactful way to increase their chances of success as others (including Financial Capability practitioners) support their planning for their future.  But how do they get started?

In this immersive, interactive virtual session, strategies and tips will be shared about resources and programs to help rising professionals start their post-high school journey to higher education, advanced training and certificate programs, or a new career.  Special emphasis will be placed on funding for education and unique program opportunities in Florida to help young people upskill their way to a brighter future.

Free

FPP July 2021 “Better Together” Virtual Session: Making Sense of the Child Tax Credit Changes for Those We Serve

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

The newly passed legislation of this last year regarding the Child Tax Credit can be confusing for many of us as Financial Capability practitioners, and can be equally confusing for those we serve.  The increased 2021 Child Tax Credit and issues that may arise with separated or divorced parents in the new legislation begs many questions that we as practitioners must be better equipped to answer:

To whom will the Treasury Department pay the payments?

How are the payments treated for parents who alternate claiming a child or children?

Will the payments be based upon who claimed the child in the prior tax year?

Bring your questions and your own knowledge and insights to share with your peers in this highly interactive, engaging FPP Virtual Session, led by our attorney expert partners!  

Free