Economic Security Grants

The Economic Security strategy focuses its efforts on: 1) financial education and asset building programs and services, to increase the availability of sound financial information and savings programs for low- and moderate-income families and individuals; and 2) anti-payday-lending policy advocacy, promoting advocacy, policy and awareness-raising activities that curb predatory payday lending practices and support the development of cost-effective alternatives.


Economic Impact Brief

Current and Upcoming RFPs

Combining Financial Education and Asset-Building

Targets increasing the availability of sound financial education and savings programs to help low and moderate income people build financial assets for long-term economic well-being.

Grants support programs that:

  • Expand effective existing programs that demonstrate a combined financial education and asset-building approach and can be scaled to impact larger numbers of individuals.
  • Introduce pilot interventions that show the potential for breaking new ground in the financial education and asset development area.
  • Demonstrate innovation in the way programs are conceived, structured or delivered in order to increase efficiency and scale.


RFP Opened: June 8, 2015
Information Session: June 16, 2015, 10-11 a.m.
Proposals Due: July 10, 2015


Anti-Payday Lending Policy Advocacy

Targets the promotion of policy advocacy and educational activities to curb predatory payday lending.

Grants support programs that:

  • Raise the awareness of key stakeholders and the public about the negative effects of payday lending on household financial health and mobilize public support around the issue.
  • Advocate changes in municipal laws to inhibit new payday lending establishments in local jurisdictions.
  • Collaborate or coordinate efforts to leverage technical expertise, communication efforts and advocacy know-how to achieve policy impact.

RFP Opened: August 24, 2015
Information Session: August 31, 2015
Proposals Due: September 25, 2015


Past Grantees