12 USC 4713 - Incentives for depository institution participation

(a) Function of Administrator 

(1) In general 
Of any funds appropriated pursuant to the authorization in section 4718 (a) of this title, the funds made available for use in carrying out this section in accordance with section 4718 (a)(4) of this title shall be administered by the Administrator of the Fund, in consultation with
(A) the Federal banking agencies (as defined in section 3 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act [12 U.S.C. 1813]) and the National Credit Union Administration;
(B) the individuals named pursuant to clauses (ii) and (iv) of section 4703 (d)(2)(G) of this title; and

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(C) any other representatives of insured depository institutions or other persons as the Administrator may determine to be appropriate.
(2) Applicability of Bank Enterprise Act of 1991 
Subject to subsection (b) of this section and the consultation requirement of paragraph (1)
(A) section 233 of the Bank Enterprise Act of 1991 [12 U.S.C. 1834a] shall be applicable to the Administrator, for purposes of this section, in the same manner and to the same extent that such section is applicable to the Community Enterprise Assessment Credit Board;
(B) the Administrator shall, for purposes of carrying out this section and section 233 of the Bank Enterprise Act of 1991 [12 U.S.C. 1834a]
(i) have all powers and rights of the Community Enterprise Assessment Credit Board under section 233 of the Bank Enterprise Act of 1991 to administer and enforce any provision of such section 233 which is applicable to the Administrator under this section; and
(ii) shall be subject to the same duties and restrictions imposed on the Community Enterprise Assessment Credit Board; and
(C) the Administrator shall
(i) have all powers and rights of an appropriate Federal banking agency under section 233(b)(2) of the Bank Enterprise Act of 1991 [12 U.S.C. 1834a (b)(2)] to approve or disapprove the designation of qualified distressed communities for purposes of this section and provide information and assistance with respect to any such designation; and
(ii) shall be subject to the same duties imposed on the appropriate Federal banking agencies under such section 233 (b)(2).
(3) Awards 
The Administrator shall determine the amount of assessment credits, and shall make awards of those credits.

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(4) Regulations and guidelines 
The Administrator may prescribe such regulations and issue such guidelines as the Administrator determines to be appropriate to carry out this section.
(5) Exceptions to applicability 
Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) through (4) of this subsection, subsections (a)(1) and (e)(2) of section 233 of the Bank Enterprise Act of 1991 [12 U.S.C. 1834a (a)(1), (e)(2)], and any other provision of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act [12 U.S.C. 1811 et seq.] relating to the Bank Enterprise Act of 1991, do not apply to the Administrator for purposes of this subchapter.
(b) Provisions relating to administration of this section 

(1) New lifeline accounts 
In applying section 233 of the Bank Enterprise Act of 1991 [12 U.S.C. 1834a] for purposes of this section, the Administrator shall treat the provision of new lifeline accounts by an insured depository institution as an activity which is qualified to be taken into account under section 233(a)(2)(A) of such Act.
(2) Determination of assessment credit 
For the purpose of this subchapter, section 233(a)(3) of the Bank Enterprise Act of 1991 (12 U.S.C. 1834a (a)(3)) shall be applied by substituting the following text:
(3) dq](3) Amount of assessment credit 
The amount of an assessment credit which may be awarded to an insured depository institution to carry out the qualified activities of the institution or of the subsidiaries of the institution pursuant to this section for any semiannual period shall be equal to the sum of (A) with respect to qualifying activities described in paragraph (2)(A), the amount which is equal to (i) 5 percent of the sum of the amounts determined under such subparagraph, in the case of an institution which is not a community development financial institution; or (ii) 15 percent of the sum of the amounts determined under such subparagraph, in the case of an institution which is a community development financial institution; and (B) with respect to qualifying activities described in paragraph (2)(C), 15 percent of the amounts determined under such subparagraph.
(3) Adjustment of percentage 
Section 233(a)(5) of the Bank Enterprise Act of 1991 [12 U.S.C. 1834a (a)(5)] shall be applied for purposes of this section by
(A) substituting institutions which are community development financial institutions for institutions which meet the community development organization requirements under section 234 [12 U.S.C. 1834b]; and
(B) substituting institutions which are not community development financial institutions for institutions which do not meet such requirements.
(4) Designation of QDC 
Section 233(b)(2) of the Bank Enterprise Act of 1991 [12 U.S.C. 1834a (b)(2)] shall be applied for purposes of this section without regard to subparagraph (A)(ii) of such section 233 (b)(2).
(5) Operation on annual basis 
The Administrator may, in the Administrators discretion, apply section 233 of the Bank Enterprise Act of 1991 for purposes of this section by providing community enterprise assessment credits with respect to annual periods rather than semiannual periods.
(6) Outreach 
The Administrator shall ensure that information about the Bank Enterprise Act of 1991 under this section is widely disseminated to all interested parties.
(7) Qualified activities 
For the purpose of this subchapter, section 233(a)(2)(A) of the Bank Enterprise Act of 1991 shall be applied by inserting of the increase after the amount.