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.

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RFP Open: 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.

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RFP Open: August 24, 2015
Information Session: August 31, 2015, 2-3 p.m.
Proposals Due: September 25, 2015

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