Rural IDAs

Earning It isn’t enough to lift families out of poverty—they have to Keep It and Grow It too. Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) are one of the most successful and tested ways to help families Keep It and Grow It. But there are special challenges and opportunities when you start and run an IDA program in a rural place. The basics of IDA program management and some of the key issues that rural community organizations face when starting and running an IDA program are addressed here:

  1. A recording of the Rural IDAs webinar presented on February 26, 2010.
  2. An accompanying PowerPoint presentation on rural IDAs (used in the webinar).
  3. A page that lists some of the most informative resources for organizations seeking to operate IDA programs.
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