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Partnership for Progress is a Federal Reserve System program created to preserve and promote minority-owned institutions and enhance their ability to thrive in an increasingly competitive banking environment.

Supporting minority-owned institutions is fundamental to the Federal Reserve's mission to provide a safe, sound, and accessible banking system that protects consumers and promotes competition. Learn more about the Partnership for Progress program and read a press release from the Board of Governors. External Link

2015 Interagency Minority Depository Institution and CDFI Bank Conference, July 11-15, 2015

Additional details can be found on the FDIC’s website.

Basics for Bank Directors

You Are Invited to the Federal Reserve’s Basics for Bank Directors Program!

Are you a new bank director or an existing director who would like a quick review on the basics?
If so, then this program is for you!

Due in large part to the financial crisis and economic recovery in recent years, the need for bank directors to better understand their roles and risks both for themselves and the affiliated banking organization to which they serve has become increasingly evident.

The Federal Reserve created this brief course structured around the Insights for Bank Directors book, anchored by four (4) live webinars between March and June of this year.

Please sign up at

Feel free to contact Jean Roark at (314) 444-8420 or with any questions.


Asset/Liability Management CommitteeBank Holding CompaniesBoard of Directors — Profile and Core CharacteristicsConsumer Compliance Risk ManagementCore Characteristics of a Management TeamEnforcement ActionsMarket Competition/Feasibility StudyMarket ExpansionMergers and AcquisitionsNew Product Implementation

Start a Bank
Banks in Planning Stage

Covers topics related to charter selection, filing a membership application, and certain challenges start-up institutions face.


Manage Transition
For Banks 0-5 Years

Designed for new institutions (typically five years old and younger) trying to reach and maintain stable performance in a competitive banking environment.


Grow Shareholder Value
For Banks 5+ Years

Designed for mature institutions striving to achieve growth targets in a safe and sound manner.

The online materials presented above focus on three distinct areas of financial institution development. Topics relative to de novo institutions are covered in sections one and two. The three sections provide information, guidance, and links to additional topic-specific resources. For assistance, contact your Reserve Bank District coordinator.