Children's Savings Programs
CSAs typically refer to savings programs that are offered on a large-scale for the benefit of the children and families in a geographic region. CSAs help parents to setup accounts for their children from an early age. Funds accumulated in CSAs are generally made available to the beneficiaries as they graduate high school and get ready to pursue postsecondary education opportunities or start a business.
Savings Accelerated Account
SAA is our award-winning behavioral savings platform. SAA programs are the perfect
choice for a community based organization that intends to promote healthy financial
habits among its constituents through saving and behavior change. SAA programs
complement financial literacy or financial coaching and case management programs.
SAA programs are simple to understand, flexible in design, cost effective to administer,
and offer meaningful and attractive incentives to savers. SAA is powered by Savings Path,
our online data management system.
SAA is powered by Savings Path, OPTA’s online data management system. To learn more about Savings Path click here.
Individual Development Accounts
IDAs are matched savings accounts
that allow the account holders to save small sums of money over time
and receive a match on saved dollars toward investment in qualified
long term assets; typically a first home, business capitalization,
postsecondary education, or a personal vehicle for work-related commute.
Most of the existing IDA programs receive federal funding through the Assets for Independence Program (AFI) or the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at the Department of Health and Human Services. These programs and often supplemented with private funds. OPTA offers cost-effective solutions for nonprofit organizations to manage their IDA programs and generate program reports. IDAX (Id-x) is a program management system designed by OPTA that offers unparalleled convenience to all grantees across the nation in managing their IDA projects.
To learn more about IDAX, click here.
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