This August 2017 press release highlights findings from a new three-year evaluation of the Financial Empowerment Center model. The evaluation draws on data from 22,000 clients and 57,000 counseling sessions across the first 5 city replication partners and shows that financial counseling worked as a public program in a variety of city contexts.
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.
In this April 2017 press release, the CFE Fund announced the Bank On Fellowship Program, generously funded by Wells Fargo. Through the program, the CFE Fund will provide match funding up to $45,000 per year for two years to as many as five Bank On coalitions to support a full-time Fellow to lead coalition’s activities.
This January 2017 press release announces a suite of new Bank On resources: Bank On National Account Standards, updated for 2017-2018; a free online Bank On account validation and certification process; and the opening chapters of the Bank On Coalition Playbook, a new resource to help equip local coalitions for banking access success.