Grant Opportunities

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Bank On Website Template

The CFE Fund seeks a vendor to design and build a consumer-facing template website for use by local Bank On coalitions across the country. At a minimum, the template should include Bank On coalition information; links to accounts that meet Bank On National Account Standards; a homepage, About page, a news page; and the ability to add additional pages, such as partner lists. The template should be built on an easy to use, common platform like WordPress, and should be built so that 100+ local coalitions can access and use the template for their own website. In addition, the vendor will also need to provide training materials in the form of a user guide and recorded webinar to coalitions to develop their website.

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Application Deadline: July 2nd, 2018

Youth Banking Initiative

The CFE Fund is seeking partners to expand banking access into programs that work with high school age youth. Building off the success of the Summer Jobs Connect program and leveraging the expanding availability of safe bank accounts for youth, the Youth Banking Initiative will support local partnerships working to connect high school age youth, and potentially their families, to the financial mainstream. Applicants must have an existing programmatic connection to youth and must have identified a potential banking partner with an account that meets the Youth Account Priorities prior to submitting their application. Awardees will receive up to $50,000 to support banking access integration into a youth program serving high school students; technical assistance; and the opportunity to participate in a CFE Fund learning community conference. Read the detailed request for proposals to learn more.

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Bank On Innovation Grant

The CFE Fund’s Bank On Innovation Grant supports the development of replicable, large-scale programs that connect underserved populations to certified accounts to enable households to preserve their earnings and build assets. The CFE Fund will make grants of up to $50,000 on a rolling basis to implement programs or pilot projects that test new, innovative methods of reaching underserved markets, particularly through local government service channels.

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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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Bank On Renewal Capacity Grant

The CFE Fund invites current and past Bank On Capacity Grant recipients to apply for the Bank On Renewal Capacity Grant for grants of up to $20,000 to continue and expand successful local Bank On efforts. Please note that this renewal grant is only open to current or past Bank On Capacity Grant recipients.

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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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