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Assets for Independence Demonstration Program

  Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.602
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Sponsor Administration for Children and Families
Deadlines May 7, 2014

Program Office Contact
Gretchen Lehman
Phone: 866.778.6037

Office of Grants Management Contact
Katrina Morgan
Phone: 800.281.9519


Assets for Independence Demonstration Program grantees will provide supports and services to help individuals and families with low incomes become more economically self-sufficient. A key feature of each AFI project is that project participants are given access to special matched savings accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDA).

Grantees will administer programs that allow participants to open an IDA and save earned income in the account regularly with the goal of accumulating savings to acquire an economic asset that will appreciate over time - specifically, to purchase a home, open or expand a business for self-employment, or attend higher education or training. Grantees also ensure that participants have access to financial literacy education and coaching such as training on money management and consumer issues.


Entities eligible to apply include:

  • Nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) status
  • State, local, and tribal government agencies
  • Financial institutions that are credit unions designated as a low-income credit unions or entities designated as community development financial institutions
Amount of

Expected Number of Awards: 50
Estimated Total Program Funding: $12,500,000
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Award Floor: $10,000

Grant recipients must finance the projects with a combination of the federal AFI grant and non-federal cash. The non-federal cash amount must be at least equal to the federal AFI grant amount.


Links to the full announcement and program guidance are available through

Tagged as Job training and adult education, Personal finance

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RAC does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.

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