While employment is critical to attaining a stronger economic future for American workers, the development of financial capability strategies related to personal savings, managing credit, and budgeting are also critical for sustaining financial security. This helps individuals achieve good employment outcomes. The following list posts resources to facilitate access to financial capability strategies for customers with a disability.
- Integrating Financial Education Programs into American Job Centers and Community-Based Organizations - This toolkit can serve as a guide to understanding financial education, identifying financial education programs for consideration, providing tips and tools on how to embed financial education into existing workforce development programs, and will provide additional resources to support continued learning.
- FDIC Youth Employment Resource Center - Learn about resources from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that support financial education for youth participating in employment programs. In particular, FDIC’s Money Smart curricula can help meet the WIOA financial literacy element.
- Financial Education Resource Guides - These quick reference and disability supplemental guides are designed to provide financial educators, American Job Centers, Vocational Rehabilitation and community-based organizations access to resources and tools specifically for persons with disabilities.
- The ABLE Act: A Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes - An Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) tax-advantaged savings account can enable people with disabilities to achieve competitive integrated employment, begin to save more than $2,000 without fear of loss of public benefits and set longer-term goals for financial stability. Learn more about ABLE accounts and access tools and resources through the ABLE National Resource Center. Check out the brief on “The ABLE Act and Employment: Strategies for Maximizing the Effectiveness of the ABLE Act as a Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities.”
- Financial Resilience Center (FRC) – Resource designed to increase financial stability for people with disabilities and chronic health conditions in response to the financial challenges experienced due to COVID-19. The FRC answers frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Stimulus; Employment and Unemployment; Public Benefits; Housing, Food, and Healthcare; Money Management; and Awareness Surrounding Scams
- Integrating Financial Capability and Asset Building Strategies into the Public Workforce Development System – American Job Centers (AJCs) are uniquely positioned to extend the promise of financial stability to prospective job seekers and workers with disabilities by serving as a bridge to accessing accurate informational resources and successful strategies to assist in improving one’s financial capability. This paper describes some of the replicable models that AJCs have established to provide financial capability services.