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AFI Tools AFI Project Builder

Guide for Planning an AFI Project

Published: July 20, 2012
Assets for Independence (AFI)
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Tools

AFI grantees enter into special partnerships and assemble a diverse set of tools and resources  to support their families’ financial progress. This Project Builder outlines the types and uses of  these partnerships, tools, and resources to help you design a matched savings program that  meets the criteria set forth in the AFI Funding Opportunity Announcement, which can be accessed at www.AFIFundingAnnouncement.com.

The Project Builder is a practical, comprehensive reference. The advice and examples presented  here come first‐hand from community  organizations, key partners, and  evaluators engaged in individual  development accounts (IDAs) in recent  years. With this information, AFI  applicants benefit from the learning of  early AFI IDA projects, thereby  reducing the time and expense of  building and operating a project from  scratch.  

The Project Builder serves both those  new to IDAs who want to prepare a  proposal to request an AFI award and  those current AFI project staff who are  planning a new request for AFI funding.

Click here to access the Project Builder.