Grant Opportunities

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Financial Empowerment Center Affiliates Network

With generous support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the CFE Fund is seeking programs interested in joining its Financial Empowerment Center Affiliates Network focused on fostering learning opportunities between a diverse range of entities integrating financial counseling and coaching within government services. The Affiliates Network will bring together cities, counties, states and nonprofit organizations who provide free, one-on-one financial counseling and coaching within the context of government services. The CFE Fund will convene Affiliates both in-person and remotely to further partnerships, highlight best practices, and catalog lessons unique to integrating financial counseling and coaching within local government programs. Please note there is no funding directly associated with Affiliates Network membership, although Affiliate partners remain eligible to apply for FEC-related funding opportunities.

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Application Deadline: September 14th, 2017

2017 Financial Empowerment Center Planning Grant

The CFE Fund, with generous support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, is opening up a 2017 Planning Grant cohort of up to 12 local governments looking to plan how to bring the Financial Empowerment Center model of free, professional, one-on-one financial counseling and coaching to their residents. Selected local government partners will receive up to $20,000 and significant technical assistance for 6-12 months to design and prepare for the launch of a FEC. The CFE Fund will invite successful planning cohort grantees to apply for an implementation matching grant at the conclusion of this planning grant period.

Watch a webinar about this funding opportunity here, view the presentation here, and read frequently asked questions and their answers here.

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Bank On Capacity Grant Fund

The CFE Fund’s Bank On Capacity Grant Fund, with seed support from JPMorgan Chase & Co., aims to assist leadership of local Bank On coalitions in expanding banking access. The CFE Fund invites proposals from existing or new local Bank On coalitions; applicants should be coalition leaders, either from city or local government agencies, or nonprofit community organizations working in concert with local government. These capacity building grants will support local coalitions in the adoption of the Bank On National Account Standards (2017-2018) and in support of the ongoing operations of local Bank On initiatives. The CFE Fund will make grants of up to $10,000 on a rolling basis.

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