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Welcome to the Assets for Independence Resource Center.

The AFI Resource Center is your one-stop source for information on the Assets for Independence program and Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). Here you can quickly learn about the AFI program and IDAs, how to apply for an AFI grant, and how to administer an AFI project. Come here for tips and to learn about best practices for providing and using IDAs and related services.

Announcements

Open Letter to Data Management Providers

In order to help grantees prepare for the proposed AFI PPR, OCS has published an open letter regarding changes to the data elements. Please review this letter and share it with your internal and/or external data management team.

Intensive Coaching for AFI Applicants

Participating in the Coaching Cohort helps AFI applicants learn from each other’s questions and ideas and stay on track to finish the application in time for the October 11 deadline. First time and returning applicants are both encouraged to join. View the schedule for more information.

13th, 14th, and 15th AFI Reports to Congress

The 13th, 14th, and 15th AFI Reports to Congress have been posted. You can read the reports by visiting this page.

Update on the AFI PPR Approval Process

Review the revised forms, get instructions for submitting comments, and learn more about plans for collecting FY 2015 data at http://idaresources.acf.hhs.gov/AFIPPR.

May 2016 AFI Grant Awards

AFI recently awarded 30 new AFI grants totaling over $7 million.

2016 Poverty Guidelines Released

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation has released the 2016 Poverty Guidelines. The Poverty Guidelines have a key role in eligibility determination for the Assets for Independence (AFI) program. Please make sure that your program policies and procedures are updated accordingly. 

New Resource: Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services

This guide has interactive tools to walk organizations through the process of integration planning, understanding clients’ financial circumstances, and how to best provide financial capability services.

 
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