In collaboration with the Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB), The Arc’s Center for Future Planning is offering training to 5 chapters of The Arc on how to help low-income families improve their financial literacy (e.g. understanding credit and debt, choosing financial products and services, investing, asset protection). In addition, the training will address information on financial vehicles available to families that include a child with I/DD such as special needs trusts and ABLE accounts. This train-the-trainer curriculum will support chapters to offer financial planning training to at least 10-15 low-income families. Funding will be offered to chapters to provide this training to families. Please contact Liz Mahar at mahar@thearc.org to learn more about how you can be involved in this project. The deadline to apply for this grant is Thursday, February 15.

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