Funding Opportunity: Financial Empowerment Centers as a Public Service

Want to bring free, professional, one-on-one financial counseling to your city or county? The CFE Fund is accepting applications from local governments interested in launching a Financial Empowerment Center or stakeholders providing other government-connected counseling services interested in joining our Affiliates Network. This webinar provides an overview of the RFP and the FEC model. ,

Watch the webinar here, view the presentation here, and read frequently asked questions and their answers here.

An Evaluation of Financial Empowerment Centers: Building People’s Financial Stability As a Public Service
This webinar highlights key findings and lessons learned from the three-year evaluation that draws on data from 22,000 clients who participated in 57,000 counseling sessions across 5 cities. Findings include best practices for program integration and sustainability, factors affecting likelihood of achieving outcomes, and more.

Watch the webinar here. View the presentation here.

Webinar Series: 15 Minutes of FEC

Don’t have time for a full-length webinar, but still want to learn more about the Financial Empowerment Center model and impact? Join us during your coffee break for 15 minute briefings on the topics that interest you most!

15 Minutes of FEC: Partnerships and Integrations
This webinar highlights evaluation findings on how the FEC model’s partnership and integration process worked in the five replication cities, as well as strategies used for client retention.

Watch the webinar here. View the presentation here.

15 Minutes of FEC: Client Achievement
This webinar will provide a snapshot of FEC clients and the counseling outcomes they achieved. It will also highlight factors that made clients more or less likely to achieve outcomes, ranging from banking status to types of debt clients held.

Date: Thursday, September 21st, 2-2:15pm EST   Register now! 

15 Minutes of FEC: Banking Status
Banking status mattered for FEC clients’ success. This webinar will describe unbanked clients and what they achieved during counseling, banking outcomes for all FEC clients, and why products matter for programs seeking to improve banking access.

Date: Thursday, September 28th, 2-2:15pm EST   Register now! 

15 Minutes of FEC: The Counseling Model
At the core of the FEC model is the relationship between the counselor and the client, which is critical to client engagement and outcome achievement. This webinar will provide an overview of the FEC model’s counselor training requirements and approach, the counseling process, as well as how the relationship between FEC counselors and clients reinforced success.

Date: Thursday, October 5th, 2-2:15pm EST   Register now! 


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