COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT ACT INFORMATION SHEET
The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requires certain lending institutions to make annual public disclosures of their small business, small farm and community development lending activity. The CRA Aggregate and Disclosure Retrieval system provides access to each lending institution's individual Disclosure Statement as well as the Aggregate Tables covering the lending activity of all institutions subject to CRA for each MSA and non-MSA portion of each state.
The Disclosure Statement may contain up to eight tables as follows:
In addition, the Disclosure Statement will contain a Notes Table (N-1) and an Error Status Information table (E-1). An institution's disclosure statement will only contain records that are free of validity errors. The Federal Reserve Board provides an error report to institutions whose data contains validity errors. These institutions are expected to return an error-free submission of their data prior to the release of the data to the public. Errors that remain at the time the data are released will be displayed on the Error Status table.
The Community Reinvestment Act requires that the CRA Disclosure Statement be made available to the public as part of an institution's CRA public file. The entire disclosure statement must be available at the main office and, if an interstate institution, at one branch office in each state within three business days of its receipt from the Federal Reserve Board. In addition, a report must be made available at a branch office within five calendar days of a request being made at that branch.
Lending institutions are required to post a notice in the public lobby of their offices informing the public of the availability of the CRA public file. Suggested text for the poster is provided in the appendix to the regulation.
If you have any questions about the Disclosure Statements or MSA Aggregate
tables, contact the CRA Assistance Line at (202) 872-7584 or send
an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.