Individual Development Accounts (IDA)

Indiana has the opportunity to receive Federal money from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its Individual Development Account (IDA) program through a competitive application process through the  Assets for Independence Act.  IHCDA is required to match all Federal monies with State monies on a dollar for dollar basis.

The IDA program assists low-moderate income Hoosiers attain their goals through matched-savings incentives and financial education.  Operating behind the rationale that income alone, is not enough for individuals to break trends of generational poverty, the IDA program focuses on asset building as a key component towards family and self-sufficiency. Participants in the IDA program are eligible to receive up to $4,000 in state and federal match funds towards one of the eligible asset goals mentioned above.  Participants also receive one-on-one counseling and 8+ hours of financial education covering topics such as budgeting, savings, credit, banking, taxes, and other money management strategies.

Qualified participants set savings goals and make regular savings deposits.  Every dollar they save is matched, at a minimum for $4 for every $1 saved, to help them reach their goals so they can:

  • Purchase a primary residence located in Indiana
  • Expand a small business located in Indiana
  • Obtain education job training
  • Make essential repairs to owner-occupied housing
  • Purchase a vehicle for employment, education, or job training purposes

2018-2019 IDA Tax Credit Program Administrator Application Now Available

The 2018-2019 IDA Tax Credit Program Administrator application is now available here

Instructions and application scoring information can be found on the application site itself.  The application for funding will close at 5 PM Eastern Time on Monday November 12, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact Veda Morris-May at

Program Manual and Forms

2016-2017 IDA Program Manual

2016-2017 IDA Program Manual Appendices

Training/Reference Materials

Click here to access IDA Outcome Tracker training presentation

Click here to access IDA Outcome Tracker training video

Click here to access a listing of all Indiana IDA Program administrators


Notice IDA-017-02 - IDA Program Administrator Application Now Available

Notice IDA-017-01 - 2017-18 IDA Tax Credit Program Administrator Application Now Available

Notice IDA-016-01 - IDA Administrator Application Now Open (updated September 6, 2016)

Notice IDA-015-02 - Closing Accounts for Expired Accounts

Notice IDA-015-01 - Closing OOR Accounts for Active of Expired Participants