The Goal$avers program is a partnership between the United Way of Brazos Valley and Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. This program empowers low to moderate income participants as they develop financial stability and build savings while pursuing one of the following goals:
- Post-secondary education (including associate, bachelor, graduate and trade school degrees)
- Starting or capitalizing a small business
IDAs incentivize eligible participants by matching $2 for every $1 participants save of earned income towards their asset purchase. That means if a participant saved $1,000 of earned income over the next 6 or more months they would receive a match of $2,000; giving them a total of $3,000 towards their goal!
Here’s how it works!
Eligible participants open a savings account, develop a savings plan, make monthly deposits, and learn personal finance skills. Once participants have met their savings goal and fulfilled the savings agreement, matched funds will be provided towards the asset goal.
Want to know if you’re eligible? Click below for our eligibility guide, or contact the Goal$avers Coordinator using the information below:
Goal$avers Coordinator: Tara Lazaro, LMSW
(979) 255-8301 or
(979) 696-4483 Ext. 131
Want to determine your eligibility? Click here.
Interested in applying? Click here for the application.
Read client testimonials here.
Goal$avers is an initiative between United Way of the Brazos Valley, the Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc., Citibank and Assets for Independence (AFI). AFI is a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and funds approximately 50% ($100,000) of costs for this program. The remaining 50% ($100,000) is funded through non-Federal sources.
Individual Development Accounts(IDA)