Grant Opportunities

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Bank On Capacity Grant

The CFE Fund’s Bank On Capacity Grant aims to assist leadership of local Bank On coalitions in expanding banking access. The CFE Fund invites proposals from existing local Bank On coalitions; applicants should be coalition leaders, from either city or local government agencies, or nonprofit community organizations working in concert with local government. These capacity building grants support local coalitions in the adoption of the Bank On National Account Standards and for the ongoing operations of local Bank On efforts. The CFE Fund makes Capacity Grants of up to $25,000 on a rolling basis; in their proposal, applicants should commit to a staff member spending at least 50% (0.5 FTE) of their time leading the Bank On coalition. The CFE Fund is accepting applications on a rolling basis.

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Bank On Startup Grant

The CFE Fund’s Bank On Startup Grant supports new or newly re-launched Bank On Coalitions in laying the foundation and developing the necessary infrastructure for coalition success. These capacity building grants will support local coalitions in the adoption of the Bank On National Account Standards and in launching or relaunching local Bank On initiatives. The CFE Fund is currently accepting applications for this funding opportunity, and will make grants of up to $5,000 on a rolling basis.

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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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