SaveUSA is a tax time matched savings program designed to explore the viability of incentivizing short-term, emergency savings when filing for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Funded by a Social Innovation Fund grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, SaveUSA was based on a simple program—tax filers who deposited part of their refund into a designated account, and maintained the deposit for a year, received a 50% savings match up to $500. The program was piloted across multiple cities and included a Randomized Control Trial and a 42-month evaluation.

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