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Investment Connection is a program that introduces public and private funders in the regions served by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond to proposals from community-based organizations and small businesses that benefit low- and moderate-income, distressed and underserved communities.


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Community Reinvestment Act Overview / Investment Connection Orientation

March 4, 2021
10 a.m. -11-:30 a.m.

This webinar will provide an overview of community development activities that are eligible for credit under the Community Reinvestment Act. It is intended to benefit community-based organizations and social entrepreneurs seeking to apply to Investment Connection in March 2021 and in future months. Prospective applicants will learn how to apply the provisions of the CRA to their proposals and best practices for maximizing the opportunity to receive investment from financial institutions.

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View Proposals

The Investment Connection Funders Portal houses numerous proposals for high-impact projects that meet Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) guidelines and are available for funding. Banks, foundations, government entities and other financial entities can register for access and view the latest proposals.

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Submit An Application

Organizations in parts of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia with projects deemed potentially eligible under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) may submit community and economic development projects through a Request for Proposal process. Visit  our webpage For Applicants to view our application overview video and to submit a proposal.

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Upcoming Events

Investment Connection opens its application portal and hosts informational events for funders and community organizations in various regions of the Fifth District  throughout the year. Visit the Events page to learn more or view each state webpage below for  specific programming details.

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