Then you might be interested in the Individual Development Account (IDA) program. The IDA program is a four-year savings plan intended to help families with limited income to develop a budget, set goals, establish savings habits and invest money in an asset. Some of the requirements of the program are that you must be a resident of Indiana, have earned income and are able to put a small amount into the program on a monthly basis. For each dollar saved, up to $250 a year, the program will match it with four dollars. This means, if you successfully save $250, then the program will match it with $1,000, totaling a combined savings of $1,250. If you complete the four-year program at the current rate of match you would have approximately $5,000.00 to invest in an asset (start a business, education, homeownership, rehab of current home, car). Am I eligible?  Yes, if you are:


For more information about the program and to get an application, contact Alice Young at 793-4881 or by email at

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