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AFI Fact Sheet

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 Grant Awards

August 7, 2017

Assets for Independence (AFI) Grant Awards

AFI Evaluation Studies.

Assets for Independence (AFI) Program 2016 Grant Awards

Assets for Independence (AFI) Program 2015 Grant Awards

Help with Buying a Home

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 AFI Project Locator.

AFI Grant Awards FY 2014

September 30, 2014

AFI Funding Awards FY 2014

AFI Grant Awards FY 2013

September 30, 2013

AFI Grant Awards for FY 2013

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.