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Navigating From a Good Idea to Public Financial Empowerment Commitments: An Outline of the CityStart Process

This brief, Navigating From a Good Idea to Public Financial Empowerment Commitments, outlines the experiences of the past two CityStart cohorts in moving from general interest in financial empowerment to concrete commitments to municipally-led efforts.

The Supervitamin Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 20

This issue, Issue 20, details the CFE Fund’s and city partners’ response to COVID-19. Financial Empowerment Center initiative partners pivoted to remote counseling; the CFE Fund announced a new program, the Financial Navigator initiative, to help cities provide remote financial triage and referrals; and Bank On coalition partners shared information about safe bank and credit union accounts that could be used to receive stimulus and other emergency payments.

New Cities Selected to Launch Local Consumer Financial Protection Efforts

This press release announces the second cohort of the Local Consumer Financial Protection initiative, generously supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Chattanooga, TN; Detroit, MI; Philadelphia, PA; Shelby County, TN; and St.

COVID-19 Resources

The CFE Fund has a number of supportive resources related to COVID-19! This page lists all safe and affordable accounts certified as meeting the Bank On National Account Standards that can be opened online.

CFE Comment Letter to the FDIC on Reform of the Community Reinvestment Act

The CFE Fund submitted a comment letter to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in response to their request for comment on the proposed reform of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

The Supervitamin Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 19

This issue, Issue 19, includes new highlights from the second CityStart cohort, exciting program updates from the growing Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) and Bank On national movements, as well as grant opportunities for the CFE Fund’s Local Consumer Financial Protection, Summer Jobs Connect, and newly-launched Wages Connect initiatives.

Making the Case for Banking Access: Talking to Unbanked People about Bank Accounts

Research brief on effective strategies for communicating with unbanked populations.

The Supervitamin Quarterly, Issue 18

The CFE Fund's Supervitamin Quarterly newsletter provides regular updates about our work.

The Supervitamin Quarterly, Issue 17

The CFE Fund's Supervitamin Quarterly newsletter provides regular updates about our work.

CFE Fund Comment Letter to CFPB on Overdraft Rule

The CFE Fund submitted a Comment Letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) urging against changes to the Overdraft Rule.