Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota (FAIM) 

***The FAIM program will begin accepting applications for the 2019 enrollment period on February 1, 2019.***

The FAIM program assists low-wage earners save money to: 

  • Start a business,
  • Purchase a home, or
  • Pursue higher education for you or a dependent

How does FAIM work?

FAIM helps low-wage earners save money by tripling each dollar they save. Program participants save $40 each month in a special savings account. Those savings are matched at a 3 to 1 rate. That means for every $40 saved FAIM will add $120 a month.

FAIM eligibility Guidelines

Participants must:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have earned income at the time of enrollment
  • Be a resident of Hennepin County at time of participation in FAIM
  • Have assets of $10,000 or less
  • Deposit savings from earned income
  • Attend Financial Literacy Workshop
  • Have combined income at or below 200% of poverty (see chart below)
FAIM 2018 Income Guidelines Chart
# of Persons in   
  100% Poverty    
  FAIM Guideline    
1 $12,490
$ 24,980
2 $16,910 $33,820
3 $21,330 $42,660
4 $25,750 $51,500
5 $30,170 $60,340
6 $34,590 $69,180
7 $39,010 $78,020
8 $43,430 $86,860

These are the maximum guidelines for income- you may earn less and still qualify.

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To apply or learn more about FAIM, contact: 

Para aplicar o pedir más información sobre FAIM, contacte a: