Individual Development Accounts

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Individual Development Accounts (IDA) are matched savings accounts designed to help refugees save for a specific purchase. Under the IDA program, the matching funds, together with the refugee's own savings from their employment, are available for purchasing one (or more) of four savings goals:

  1. Home purchase
  2. Small business development
  3. Post secondary education or training
  4. Automobile (for employment purposes)

List of Current Grantees

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  • Individual Development Accounts Grants

    Published: October 25, 2012
    Contacts and funding amounts for new grantees of the Individual Development Account (IDA) program.
  • Policy Guidance & Reporting Forms

    Published: September 27, 2012
    Legislative Authority Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Click here for a description about the Act and how it was created. Also link to the
  • ISED Solutions - Institute for Social and Economic Development

    Published: September 18, 2012
    ISED is one of the earliest advocates for asset development for low and moderate income people and is widely recognized as an innovator in the provision of
  • State Letter #02-19

    Published: June 12, 2012
    TO: STATE REFUGEE COORDINATORS NATIONAL VOLUNTARY AGENCIES OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES FROM: Nguyen Van Hanh, Ph.D. Director Office of Refugee
  • Policy Guidance/State Letters

    Published: April 5, 2012
    Indices of letters sent to State Refugee Coordinators during each calendar year on pertinent issues for State administered refugee programs.
  • Policy Guidance/State Letters

    Published: April 5, 2012
    Indices of letters sent to State Refugee Coordinators during each calendar year on pertinent issues for State administered refugee programs.
  • Report Forms

    Published: April 5, 2012
    This section provides Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) report forms for all federal grants, including
  • Policy Guidance & Reporting Forms

    Published: September 27, 2012
    Legislative Authority Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Click here for a description about the Act and how it was created. Also link to the
  • Individual Development Accounts Grants

    Published: October 25, 2012
    Contacts and funding amounts for new grantees of the Individual Development Account (IDA) program.
  • State Letter #00-03

    Published: March 17, 2000
    Discretionary Funds for Projects to Establish Individual Development Accounts for Refugees {Federal Register: March 13, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 49)]
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