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- Family Violence Awareness Month in October

    Published: November 20, 2014
    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 2014

    Published: September 30, 2014
    AFI Grant Awards FY 2014 The following applicants received AFI awards under the May 2014 funding cycle: Applicant City
  • 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
  • Building Financial Capability in Youth Employment Programs

    Published: August 20, 2014
    Youth employment programs present a promising opportunity for helping disadvantaged youth acquire the financial knowledge, skills, and access to resources they
  • AFI IM Federal Recognition of Same-Sex Spouses/Marriages

    Published: May 22, 2014
    On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court, in United States v. Windsor, struck down the prohibition on federal recognition of same-sex marriages.  OCS is issuing
  • 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
  • AFI Grantee Handbook-Intro to Project Administration

    Published: July 12, 2012
    4.1 Introduction to AFI Project Administration Use this section of the AFI Handbook for keeping program administration tip sheets, articles, best practice
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