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Credit Union Development

We want credit unions to succeed. That's why we support continuous education for employees and volunteers in the credit union movement. We give credit unions an opportunity to take advantage of professional training and education courses, conferences, and professional certification programs.

The Foundation provides scholarships and grants to assist credit union staff in achieving professional excellence. If you are interested in advancing your credit union career, Cornerstone offers a wide variety of educational opportunities.

Available Grants

TrainingCredit Union Development grants are available to Cornerstone credit unions in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, and credit unions may receive one credit union development grant a year.

Credit Union Development grants include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Annual Training Calendar - Staff and Volunteer Training Opportunities offered by or through the Cornerstone League or industry related organizations. (Southwest CUNA Management School scholarships must be applied for separately.)
  • Credit Union Development Educator Program
  • Planning Sessions
  • Equipment for CU Branches & Offices
  • Hardware and Software Upgrades
  • Mobile Deposit
  • Online Banking
  • Hispanic Outreach Initiatives
  • Audits and Assessments that are not required annually or biennial
  • CDFI Certification Assistance - Consultant and Membership Expenses

Eligible Audits and Assessments for Grant Assistance:

  • Internal Audit
  • Cyber Security IT Audit 
  • Cyber Security Assessment Toolkit
  • Penetration Testing
  • Network Vulnerability Assessment Testing
  • ATM Safety Evaluation
  • Shared Chief Information Officer 
  • Policy/Writing and Review
  • Website Compliance Review
  • Fair Lending Risk Assessment

Audits and Assessments Not Eligible for Grant Assistance:

  • Supervisory Committee Annual Review 
  • BSA Audit 
  • Member Account Verification 
  • ACH Audit 
  • ACH Risk Assessment 
  • 748 Cyber Security Risk Assessment 
  • BSA/OFAC Risk Assessment 
  • SAFE Act Review 
  • FACTA Red Flags Risk Assessment 
  • Vendor Due Diligence 

Upcoming Opportunities

  • Webinar: Succession Planning

    , Online

    Credit unions with assets less than $100 million are encouraged to join us for this informational webinar.

  • ALM Workshop: ALM Essentials

    , Oklahoma City, OK

    Join us for a workshop designed to build a solid foundation of the basic concepts of asset/liability management.

  • ALM Workshop: ALM Implementation

    , Oklahoma City, OK

    Building on the ALM Essentials workshop, we'll discuss interest-rate risk, calculate your six-month GAP ratio, and review components for an ALM policy and checklists.


For questions if a specific need is eligible for grant assistance, please contact Grants Manager Emily Moreno.