Community Dividend

Fed creates online portal to its community development resources

Published July 1, 2014  | July 2014 issue

The Federal Reserve System has launched a web portal that provides ready access to hundreds of its community development publications, research reports, multimedia materials, and more. The new site,, aggregates links to resources from the Community Development offices at all 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks and the Fed’s Board of Governors. A robust search function enables users to locate resources across multiple topics and media types, and a sign-up tool generates customized e-mail notifications when new resources are added.

Currently featured on is the new report Federal Reserve Community Development Perspectives: A summary of activities, insights, and future opportunities, which is available as an interactive PDF. The report showcases the Fed’s recent efforts to address barriers to economic growth and promote fair and informed access to financial markets. It also provides discussion and examples of the Fed’s work in four focus areas: people, place, the policy and practice of community development, and small business.

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