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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  • AFI Dear Colleague Letter Information and Resources Related to Financial Capability

    Published: April 6, 2015
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Office of Community Services 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
  • AFI Grant Awards FY 2015

    Published: April 2, 2015
    Assets for Independence (AFI) Program April 2015 Grant Awards Applicant City State Award
  • AFI Dear Colleague Letter EITC Awareness Day

    Published: April 1, 2015
    Dear Colleagues, The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the largest IRS public benefits for low-income households. The EITC is a refundable
  • Building Financial Capability

    Published: March 26, 2015
    AFI's latest resource guide, Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services, is an interactive guide for community-based organizations
  • AFI Grant Awards

    Published: March 23, 2015
    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
  • 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 Grant Awards FY 2014

    Published: September 30, 2014
    AFI Grant Awards FY 2014 The following applicants received AFI awards under the May 2014 funding cycle: Applicant City
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