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Individual Development Accounts

An Individual Development Account (IDA) is specifically designed for low- to moderate-income individuals and families. Deposits made to an IDA are matched by government and private sector sources. The program rewards responsible saving and allows economically-challenged citizens to save for three primary purposes: down payment on a first home, tuition for post-secondary education or to start a business.

  • Specifically designed for low- to moderate-income households
  • Deposits are matched $2 for every $1 saved (up to $2,000) by government and private sector sources
  • Includes free financial education
  • Use funds towards a college education, a new home or to start a business
Minimum Balance to Obtain APY Compound Method APY
All balances earn interest Monthly 0.03%
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Effective date: 4/16/2014

An IDA is a program designed to help low- and moderate-income individuals save to purchase their first home, pay for post-secondary education or start a business. Families must qualify for an IDA through a participating government or non-profit agency. Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is accurate as of effective date shown above and is subject to change without notice. Minimum opening deposit is $10. APY is variable and may change after account opening. Fees may reduce earnings.

The eligibility criteria for Idaho's IDA program include:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Live in Idaho
  • Have a stable source of earned income
  • Meet established household income and networth guidelines

Interested parties must qualify for an IDA through a participating government or non-profit agency. Contact United Way of Treasure Valley for more information.