April is National Financial Capability Month. This month, ACF issued notices to a broad range of ACF-supported programs to highlight the importance of financial capability, and to encourage programs to consider structuring their services and activities to strengthen financial capability among the populations they serve.
- Children's Bureau letter to child welfare agencies and providers highlighting information and tools for working with and enhancing the financial capacity of older adolescents in foster care.
- Family & Youth Services Bureau memo highlighting the potential role of financial capability services in domestic violence economic advocacy and providing information about financial capability resources that can be used to enhance programming on behalf of families impacted by domestic violence.
- Office of Child Care financial capability resource guide for child care providers and parents.
- Office of Child Support Enforcement letter providing background on financial capability.
- Office of Head Start brief highlighting the importance of financial capability for Head Start/Early Head Start participants and clients.
- Office of Refugee Resettlement letter to underscore national efforts recognizing this past month as National Financial Capability Month.
- Office of Community Services Dear Colleague letters providing information about financial capability resources to Assets for Independence (AFI) grantees, Community Economic Development (CED) grantees, Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network, and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grantees.