Eligible families residing in Lackawanna or Wayne County can receive a Dollar-for-Dollar match on savings up to $2,000!
To be eligible, savers must:
- Have gross income that does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty level OR be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit on the federal tax return.
- Agree to save an average of $40 per month for not less than six (6) months in a custodial bank account at either Wayne Bank, The Dime Bank or PNC Bank.
- Attend a minimum of ten hours of training offered by the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, covering such topics as budgeting and credit repair, loans and personal financial planning.
Savers can use their savings/match funds towards one of the following assets
- Purchase of a first home
- Postsecondary education
- Small business startup
Download Participant Application.
Download Program Flyer.