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  • AFI Fact Sheet

    Published: November 14, 2018
    The Assets for Independence Program Summary includes information regarding the program's grant, including the type of grant, the appropriation amount, the legislative authority, the program's purpose, target population, and eligible applicants.
  • AFI Resource Guide: Building Financial Capability

    Published: March 26, 2015
    Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services (available for download below), is an interactive guide for community-based organizations interested in integrating financial capability services into existing programs (e.g. housing, job training, or Head Start). The interactive tools in the guide walk organizations step-by-step through the process of developing an integration plan, beginning with developing a deeper understanding of clients’ financial circumstances and which financial capability services can help them improve their situations. The guide also includes tools to help organizations determine how best to provide financial capability services—whether through referrals, partnerships, or in-house. The final step in the process is the creation of a logic model that serves as a comprehensive roadmap for implementing the integration plan. Building Financial Capability is a practical resource for organizations providing financial capability services for the first time as well as those that want to improve or expand existing efforts. Since this resource was published, the links to tools in the PDF no longer work. In order to access all the tools, go to https://prosperitynow.org/tools-building-financial-capability-plannin.... To learn more about the guide, view the associated training video series.
  • 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 Services Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1998, P.L. 105-285. It was subsequently amended in December 2000.  
  • Help with Buying a Home

    Published: December 15, 2014
    Program Assets for Independence (AFI), a Federal program administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), enables nonprofits and government agencies to implement and demonstrate an assets-based approach that improves the economic status of working individuals and families. To locate an AFI IDA program near you, please go to AFI Project Locator.
  • Help Starting a Business

    Published: December 15, 2014
    Assets for Independence (AFI), a Federal program administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) enables nonprofits and government agencies to implement and demonstrate an assets-based approach that improves the economic status of working individuals and families.
  • Help with Paying for Higher Education

    Published: December 15, 2014
    Assets for Independence (AFI), a Federal program administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) enables nonprofits and government agencies to implement and demonstrate an assets-based approach that improves the economic status of working individuals and families. Please go to AFI Project Locator to find an AFI IDA program  near you.
  • AFI Grant Awards FY 2016

    Published: May 12, 2016
    Assets for Independence (AFI) Program 2016 Grant Awards
  • AFI Grant Awards

    Published: August 7, 2017
    Assets for Independence (AFI) Grant Awards
  • AFI Grant Awards FY 2015

    Published: April 2, 2015
    Assets for Independence (AFI) Program 2015 Grant Awards
  • Help with Budgeting and Other Financial Education Services

    Published: December 15, 2014
    Assets for Independence (AFI), a Federal program administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) enables nonprofits and government agencies to implement and demonstrate an assets-based approach that improves the economic status of working individuals and families. To locate an AFI IDA program near you, please go to: http://idaresources.acf.hhs.gov/afigrantees
  • AFI Grant Awards FY 2014

    Published: September 30, 2014
    AFI Funding Awards FY 2014
  • AFI Reports to Congress

    Published: September 17, 2013
    The Office of Community Services provides reports to Congress on the status of AFI Program implementation. The reports are based largely on data submitted annually by each grantee, as required by the program authorizing legislation.
  • AFI Grant Awards FY 2013

    Published: September 30, 2013
    AFI Grant Awards for FY 2013
  • AFI Report to Congress (11th) FY 2010

    Published: October 11, 2012
    The Office of Community Services provides reports to Congress on the status of AFI Program implementation. The reports are based largely on data submitted annually by each grantee, as required by the program authorizing legislation.
  • AFI Research: Family Strengthening through Integration and Scaling of Asset-Building Strategies: The ASSET Initiative Partnership Environmental Field Scan Report

    Published: December 23, 2014
    OCS is working to encourage the integration of asset building and financial capability into social services and programs for low-income and vulnerable populations. As part of this effort, OCS conducted an environmental field scan from January to March 2013 to analyze trends in integrating asset building, to locate promising asset-building practices and to identify ideas for technical assistance support.
  • AFI Resource Guide: 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 need to effectively manage their finances through adulthood. In recognition of this, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) partnered to produce Building Financial Capability in Youth Employment Programs.  This report provides an overview of the valuable lessons drawn from a 2013 roundtable of national and local leaders from promising programs that CFPB convened in collaboration with other federal agencies on the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC).
  • AFI Report to Congress FY 2009

    Published: October 26, 2010
    OCS provides reports to Congress on the status of AFI Program implementation. The reports are based largely on data submitted annually by each grantee, as required by the program authorizing legislation.  
  • AFI Resource Guide: Program Performance Management FY 2012

    Published: September 13, 2012
    OCS and a group of AFI grantee leaders have collaborated closely to develop a set of performance measures for the AFI program, plus a series of performance indicators that OCS and grantees can use to manage their day-to-day work to ensure success of the AFI program as well as each AFI project. This section of the AFI web page provides background information on performance management strategies.
  • AFI Q & As: Guidance Concerning Treatment of Refundable Tax Credits

    Published: September 13, 2012
    Many low-income individuals and families who are eligible for AFI-funded IDA projects are also eligible to receive benefits from Federal refundable tax credits. These include the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, American Opportunity Credit, and the Making Work Pay Credit.
  • AFI Fact Sheet Guidance for Assets for Independence Grantees Concerning Treatment of Refundable Tax Credits

    Published: May 30, 2012
    Many low-income individuals and families who are eligible for AFI-funded IDA projects are also eligible to receive benefits from Federal refundable tax credits. These include the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, American Opportunity Credit, and the Making Work Pay Credit. This Guidance for AFI Grantees on Federal Tax Credits provides tips for AFI grantees on: 1) The effect of these credits on eligibility for participating in an AFI-funded IDA project; and 2) Depositing the credits as IDA savings.  
  • AFI DCL Guidance on Effect of 2010 Tax Law on Eligibility Determination

    Published: May 30, 2012
    We wanted to share important information about provisions of the new federal tax law that affect eligibility for services through federally-funded programs. In addition to a summary of key points for AFI grantees, the Guidance on Effect of 2010 Tax Law on Eligibility Determination provides an in-depth description of the law.  
  • AFI Terms and Conditions: Acknowledging AFI Grant Funding in Your Publications

    Published: May 30, 2012
    Assets for Independence (AFI) grantees—and their subgrantees—must acknowledge Federal funding when in all publications that describe services and activities that are funded in whole or in part with their AFI grant. Acknowledging that AFI provides financial support to your program not only helps readers to see your program as part of a vibrant community of AFI grantees, but also encourages others to learn more about AFI and possibly apply for a grant of their own.
  • AFI IM Closeout Procedures

    Published: August 1, 2005
    Guidance on required procedures and timelines for completing and finalizing AFI Grants.
  • AFI IM Procedures for Requesting a No-Cost Extension

    Published: August 1, 2005
    Although the general policies in this IM are still relevant, the procedure for requesting a no-cost extension has changed with the implementation of GrantSolutions. Go to the Overview on Project Changes for more information on requesting a no-cost extension.
  • AFI Resource Guide - About Financial Capability Services

    Published: March 29, 2016
    Financial capability is defined as “the capacity, based on knowledge, skills, and access, to manage financial resources effectively.”1 Financial capability is a critical step towards financial security, and many people (regardless of socioeconomic background) may lack one or more factors of the financial capability equation. Some may lack the knowledge (e.g., understanding the terms of their credit card account) or the skills (e.g., calculating the total costs of using credit) needed to manage their financial lives effectively. Others may not have the access to resources necessary for managing their finances well (e.g., high quality but affordable financial services). Challenges in any of these areas will negatively affect financial capability.

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