Local governments across the country can apply now to be part of the 2018 Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) Planning Cohort. The CFE Fund is now accepting applications for the 2018 FEC Planning Cohort of up to 15 local governments looking to work to bring the FEC model of free, professional, one-on-one financial counseling/coaching to their residents. Selected local government partners will receive up to $20,000 and significant technical assistance for 6-12 months to design and prepare for the launch of a FEC. The CFE Fund will invite successful planning cohort grantees to apply for an implementation matching grant at the conclusion of this planning period.

Applications are due August 20, 2018 and must be submitted through the CFE Fund’s online grant portal.

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