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Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Grant

Grants and In-Kind Services to USA Organizations for
Economic and Community Development in Eligible States

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Foundation / Corporation

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Webster Bank

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Grants and in-kind services to Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island community development and community finance institutions for activities that benefit low and moderate-income residents in the Funding Source's service area. Funding is also intended for programs that support small business development. Special consideration will be given to organizations that focus on women and minorities.

The following categories of assistance are available:
- Grants
- Investments
- Loans
- Leadership
- Technical assistance

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181399

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants must provide services in the Webster Bank service area. The service area includes: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island

Types of organizations that are supported:
- Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) and investors that finance affordable housing and small businesses
- Community Development Corporations (CDCs) that develop or promote affordable housing and small business development programs
- Community and economic planning organizations
- Organizations that provide credit-access training, such as mortgage and homebuyer counseling, financial literacy training and Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) to low and moderate income individuals and communities

It is the expectation of Webster Bank, N.A. that all organizations that are recipients of a Webster Bank CRA-Community Development Award are equal opportunity employers and prohibit discrimination against any person or group on the basis of Race; Religion; Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Expression; Ethnicity, National Origin or Citizenship Status; Servicemember Status; Age; Marital or Familial Status; Disability or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are being accepted now through June 30, 2018 and awards are made in August.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:

For questions regarding CRA Grant guidelines and the application process, email the CRA & Fair Lending Program Management Team at

Or, contact:
CRA Officer c/o Corporate CRA & Fair Lending Program Management
200 Executive Blvd.
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: 203-271-7374
Fax: 203-741-4905

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut;   Massachusetts;   New York;   Rhode Island