2012 Assets Learning Conference

Using AFI to Maximize the Impact of Asset Building Work

September 20, 2012  2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Room: Delaware B

Learn about how the federal Assets for Independence program can support your asset-building work in the community. The AFI program provides grants of up to $1 million to support Individual Development Account projects across the country. As a demonstration project, it gives grantees the flexibility to design a project that will meet the needs of their target population. Starting an AFI IDA project can multiply the impact of existing economic empowerment projects such as free tax preparation, housing assistance programs and financial education. At this session, you will hear from an AFI Resource Center representative about the process of designing an AFI project and submitting an application, and from a current grantee about how IDAs enhance their other areas of work.


  • Emily Appel-Newby, AFI Resource Center
  • Hanna Pancheau, District 7 Human Resources Development Council
  • Jermaine Burkhalter, Assets for Independence Program, Office of Community Services (Moderator)
 This session is sponsored by IDA sponsor, the Assets for Independence Program.