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Over 50 Cities and Counties Offering Financial Counseling or Navigation Services To Build Resident Financial Stability During COVID-19

In this August 2020 press release, the CFE Fund announced that more than 50 city and county governments across the country will expand financial counseling and financial navigation services for their local residents in need.

Meeting the Emergency Moment: Key Takeaways from Delivering Remote Municipal Financial Counseling Services

Local governments across the country are working to help their residents weather the health and financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In many cities and counties, that means deploying their Financial Empowerment Centers (FECs), which provide professional, one-on-one financial counseling as a public service.

The Supervitamin Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 20

This issue, Issue 20, details the CFE Fund’s and city partners’ response to COVID-19. Financial Empowerment Center initiative partners pivoted to remote counseling; the CFE Fund announced a new program, the Financial Navigator initiative, to help cities provide remote financial triage and referrals; and Bank On coalition partners shared information about safe bank and credit union accounts that could be used to receive stimulus and other emergency payments.

Overview: Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) Counselor Training Standards

A summary of the FEC Counselor Training Standards

Supervitamin Quarterly, Issue 15

The CFE Fund's Supervitamin Quarterly newsletter provides regular updates about our work.

New Research: What Counts as Saving in Financial Counseling Approaches and Outcomes

Presentation of new research on savings at Financial Empowerment Centers

A Much Closer Look: Enhancing Savings Counseling at Financial Empowerment Centers

Report of new data results on savings outcomes at Financial Empowerment Centers (FECs)

CFE Fund to Expand Free Financial Counseling to 50 Cities Through FEC Public Platform

The CFE Fund announces th­­e first cohort of 12 local government partners to replicate the proven Financial Empowerment Center model.

An Evaluation of Financial Empowerment Centers: The FEC Counseling Model

This brief summarizes findings about the FEC counseling process in the five FEC replication cities and is excerpted from the CFE Fund’s full report, An Evaluation of Financial Empowerment Centers: Building People’s Financial Stability As a Public Service.

An Evaluation of Financial Empowerment Centers: Banking Status

This brief details banking outcomes in the five FEC replication cities, and is excerpted from the CFE Fund’s full report, An Evaluation of Financial Empowerment Centers: Building People’s Financial Stability As a Public Service.