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Apply for an AFI Grant

AFI enables community-based nonprofits, government agencies, and other eligible organizations to implement asset building projects serving low-income individuals and their families. AFI grantees enroll participants to save earned income in special-purpose, matched savings accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) and also assist participants in obtaining the skills and information necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Grantees are encouraged to tailor the strategies and services they offer to the needs of their project participants and the opportunities in their community.

This page is a good place to start learning about AFI program requirements, the funding opportunity, and how your organization can prepare to offer or expand an AFI project. If you cannot find the information you are looking for in these pages, we invite you to contact the AFI Resource Center.

Be sure to check the AFI Resource Center Calendar of Events for upcoming webinars of interest to AFI applicants.

Resource Categories
Understanding AFI

AFI Fact Sheet

Funding Opportunity Announcement

2016 AFI FOA Updates

Is The AFI Program Right For Your Organization?


Designing an AFI Project

AFI Project Builder: Guide to Developing an AFI Project

Program Design Checklist

Intensive Coaching for Applicants

Plan for Oversight of Federal Award Funds Regulation Links


Applying for an AFI Grant

Application Basics

Documentation of Non-Federal Cash Commitment

Guidance on Completing the Standard Budget Forms (SF-424 and 424A)


Webinars: Application Basics for Prospective Grantees

Introduction to the 2015 AFI FOA (24 min)

Prospective Grantee Webinar: Understanding the AFI Program

Prospective Grantee Webinar: Preparing an AFI Application

Prospective Grantee Webinar: Developing Resources and Partners


Webinars: Application Specifics

Grants.gov and the Two-File Requirement (March 2014)


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