Authors: simonkim As with any startup during a general economic downturn, green endeavors need seed capital and other financial support. Yet, such support is hard to secure in the current recession. The Community Reinvestment Act is one tool available to such projects. Under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), federal agencies evaluate whether regulated financial institutions are helping to meet the credit and community development needs of their local communities, including low- and moderate-income communities. Read more about the Community Reinvestment Act and Green For All's work with its local partners in Buffalo.