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AFI IM Revised Programmatic Reporting Requirements

Assets for Independence Program Information Memorandum 2017-03
November 21, 2017

The purpose of this Information Memorandum (IM) is to revised programmatic reporting requirements.

Please see the attached full Information Memorandum for details.

AFI IM Clarification on Eligibility Determination and Participant Selection

Assets for Independence Program Information Memorandum 2017-02
January 17, 2017

The purpose of this Information Memorandum (IM) is to provide clarification related to Sections 408 and 409 of the Assets for Independence Act.

Please see the attached full Information Memorandum for details.

AFI IM Clarification on Qualified Expenses for An Eligible Individual

Assets for Independence Program Information Memorandum 2017-01
January 9, 2017

The purpose of this Information Memorandum (IM) is to clarify what constitutes qualified expenses for an eligible individual.

Please see the attached full Information Memorandum for details.

AFI IM Programmatic Reporting Requirements

Assets for Independence Program Information Memorandum 2016-02
December 12, 2016

AFI grantees are now required to use the new PPR to report data on their AFI project(s).  AFI will no longer collect the SF-PPR form semiannually.  Financial reporting requirements are not affected by the new PPR; grantees must still submit the SF-425 semiannually for each AFI grant.

Please see the attached full Information Memorandum for details.

Clarification of the Grandfather Clause at Section 405(g) of the AFI Act.

The AFI program was authorized under the Assets for Independence Act in Title IV of the Community Opportunities, Accountability, and Training and Educational Services Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1998, P.L. 105-285 (the AFI Act). The AFI Act includes Sections 401 through 416.

(g) GRANDFATHERING OF EXISTING STATEWIDE PROGRAMS.--Any statewide individual asset-building program that is carried out in a manner consistent with the purposes of this title, that is established under State law as of the date of enactment of this Act, and that as of such date is operating with an annual State appropriation of not less than $1,000,000 in non-Federal funds, shall be deemed to meet the eligibility requirements of this subtitle, and the entity carrying out the program shall be deemed to be a qualified entity. The Secretary shall consider funding the statewide program as a demonstration project described in this subtitle. In considering the statewide program for funding, the Secretary shall review an application submitted by the entity carrying out such statewide program under this section, notwithstanding the preference requirements listed in subsection (d). Any program requirements under sections 407 through 411 that are inconsistent with State statutory requirements in effect on the date of enactment of this Act, governing such statewide program, shall not apply to the program.

AFI IM Federal Recognition of Same-Sex Spouses/Marriages

AFI IM Procedures for Requesting a No-Cost Extension

Assets for Independence Program Information Memorandum 2005-02
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 IM Closeout Procedures

Information Memorandum 2005-01
August 1, 2005

Guidance on required procedures and timelines for completing and finalizing AFI Grants.

Guidance about reassigning participants among AFI projects that are administered simultaneously by one grantee organization.