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  • Integrating Financial Capability Services into State Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Agencies

    The brief shares lessons and approaches for how state TANF agencies can integrate financial capability services into TANF and other emergency assistance services.
  • LIHEAP Resource Guide on Indoor Health and Safety

    Published: June 20, 2012
    Information on safe, reliable, and continuous home heating and cooling are a necessity of life. The inability to heat or cool one's home adequately can put household members at risk for health and safety problems. Households with a frail elderly, disabled person, or a young child are more prone to the effects of indoor health and safety problems  
  • 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).
  • 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 To learn more about the guide, view the associated training video series.
  • 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.
  • Financial Capability Integration in Rural Communities

    Published: May 19, 2017
    This brief shares lessons learned about integrating financial capability services into existing programs at four organizations serving rural communities. Financial capability is the capacity—based on knowledge, skills, and access—to manage financial resources effectively. This brief is organized into three sections: selecting financial capability services, deciding who will provide services, and identifying the right points in time to integrate financial capability services.
  • Financial Capability and Head Start

    Published: May 19, 2017
    The following briefs are resources on financial capability topics for Head Start/Early Head Start programs. Assessing Head Start & Early Head Start Families’ Financial Capability This brief outlines strategies and tools Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) can use to gain a deeper understanding of how HS/EHS families are managing their finances to decide which services might help them build financial capability. Financial Coaching in Head Start Programs This brief discusses financial coaching in Head Start settings and presents methods for providing financial coaching as well as training resources for programs interested in building staff capacity to become financial coaches.
  • Roles for Intermediary Organizations in Fostering Financial Capability Integration

    Published: May 19, 2017
    This brief shares lessons learned from three local intermediary organizations that have supported nonprofits in their efforts to integrate financial capability services into existing program. Financial capability is the capacity—based on knowledge, skills, and access—to manage financial resources effectively.
  • Resources for Building Partnerships

    Published: July 27, 2017
    Building Partnerships  
  • Resources for Enrolling and Supporting AFI Participants

    Published: July 27, 2017
    Resources for Enrolling and Supporting AFI Participants   Will need to add the following webinars: "Using Technology to Streamline Participant Experience and Increase Retention" and "Building Credit for Homeownership IDA Participants".
  • CED Capacity Building

    Published: August 21, 2015
    This page has resources that help an organization strengthen its resources and capacity.
  • IM 04-2017 SSBG Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Funds Closeout Requirements

    Published: June 14, 2017
    To provide updated guidance for the close out of SSBG Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Funds awards
  • SSBG-AT-2019-01 Reporting Deadlines for the 2018 Post Expenditure Report

    Published: March 19, 2019
    Please see the attached SSBG-AT-2019-01 related to reporting deadline for the FY2018 SSBG Post Expenditure Report.