Indiana Individual Development Account (IDA) Program

  • Are you one of those individuals who wants to go back to school to further your education in order to get a better job?
  • Do you want to start your own business?
  • Are you tired of renting and want to buy a home, or maybe just need repairs completed on your current residence?
  • Are you struggling to save the money to attain your goal?
  • Do you need to purchase a car for transportation to work or school?

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 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 to invest in an asset (start a business, education, home-ownership, rehab of current home, car).

Am I eligible? 

Yes, if you are:

  • An Indiana Resident
  • Employed – part or full-time
  • Below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines based on household size:  Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Able to save a minimum of $25 per month
  • Meet the minimum screening requirements

For more information about the program and to get an application, contact Alice Young at (765) 793-4881 or via email at

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