Assets for Independence (AFI)

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Assets for Independence (AFI) is a community-based approach for giving low-income families a hand up out of poverty. Utilizing existing individual and community assets, AFI strengthens communities from within through the use of matched savings accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). Through financial education, AFI demonstrates the use and impact of IDAs to help low-income individuals move toward greater self-sufficiency.

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  • Information for Prospective AFI Grantees

    Published: December 17, 2012
    The Office of Community Services (OCS) offers training and technical assistance to potential applicants to facilitate understanding of AFI program requirements.
  • AFI Fact Sheet

    Published: September 17, 2014
    The Assets for Independence Program Summary includes information regarding the program's grant, including the type of grant, the appropriation amount, the
  • AFI Legislation: Assets for Independence Act 42 USC 604

    Published: May 30, 2012
    AFI was established by the Assets for Independence Act (AFI Act) in Title IV of the Community Opportunities, Accountability and Training and Educational
  • AFI Fact Sheet Apply for an AFI Grant

    Published: May 30, 2012
    AFI provides five-year grants to nonprofit organizations and government agencies that empower low-income families to become economically self-sufficient for the
  • AFI Brochure Serving People With Disabilities

    Published: April 26, 2012
    AFI grantees and their partner organizations report that some people with disabilities are having trouble accessing and using IDAs. Because they are
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