IDA management resources

General IDA program management

Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)
Tips, advice and tools for building an effective IDA program, including a listserv for IDA service providers and other stakeholders.

Assets for Independence (AFI)
Resources and information on the planning and administration of successful IDA programs. Sign up for its IDA Resources Update E-Newsletter.

Marketing and applicant screening

Finding ready IDA savers
Assets for Independence (AFI) tool for IDA program marketing and participant screening.

Training and support for program participants

Designing an AFI Project: Training and Support for Project Participants
Section of an Assets for Independence (AFI) Project Builder guide containing tips and strategies on providing financial fitness and asset-specific training, as well as case management support services to IDA program participants.

Financial Fitness

Money Smart
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's (FDIC) online financial fitness training program for which New Hampshire IDA savers can, with the approval of their Community Partner, receive credit for completing required financial fitness

Delivering financial fitness education

MyMoney.gov
Research and information on financial education initiatives.

Publications

Delivery Systems for Financial Education in Theory and Practice
Federal deposit Insurance Corp., September 2004
Article on financial education delivery models and outcomes.

Homeownership IDA initiatives

Strategies for Homeownership
Section of an Assets for Independence (AFI) Grantee Handbook containing tips and strategies for promoting successful outcomes among IDA homeownership savers.

Publications

Maximizing IDA Savings and Match by Leveraging Additional Homeownership Assistance Programs
Dan Kornelis, The Assets Alliance, April 2008
Discusses how layering of multiple subsidy programs can promote success among IDA homebuyers.

Education IDA initiatives

Strategies for Postsecondary Education and Training
Section of an Assets for Independence (AFI) Grantee Handbook containing tips and strategies for promoting successful outcomes among IDA education savers.

IDA Pays: A missing piece of the access problem
Center For Higher Education Policy Analysis, Rossier School of Education
Resources and information on developing and implementing an effective education IDA program.

Publications

New Strategies in Delivering Education IDAs: Rethinking Program Design
By René Bryce-Laporte with Hannah Yang and Adrianna Kezar, University of Southern California, June 2009
Designing and implementing an effective education IDA program.