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Exploring Scale IDA Models as Strategies for Building Assets and Wealth in Low Income Communities

Insight Center for Community Economic Development

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period May 1, 2005–March 31, 2007
  • Location Oakland, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will enable the National Economic Development and Law Center to continue documenting promising Individual Development Account (IDA) programs in the U.S.Funding will support objectives that include organizing meetings of promising models; completing case studies; preparing and disseminating white papers on at least three relevant topics mutually agreed upon by featured models; and developing and disseminating a final report that captures the strengths, weaknesses, successes and challenges, and early lessons learned.During the past two year, accomplishments included documenting the activities of five large site IDA programs; convening the groups twice; and completing the first site case study.