Grant Opportunities

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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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Application Deadline: January 9th, 2018

Ten-Month Summer Jobs Connect Technical Assistance Planning Award

The CFE Fund’s Summer Jobs Connect (SJC) initiative supports city partners in embedding banking access and financial education into Summer Youth Employment Programs (SYEPs). Through a two-part engagement, the CFE Fund invites cities to apply for a Ten-Month SJC Technical Assistance Planning Award. The grant consists of technical assistance, including a site visit from CFE staff; participation in the CFE Fund’s national SJC Learning Community; and the opportunity to apply for an Implementation Grant.

 

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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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