The overarching FPP goal is to increase its members’ ability to improve the financial stability and well-being of Floridians by leveraging individual organizational outcomes and achieving economies of scale.
The FPP strengthens existing programs and promotes programs with proven success from other parts of the country. In addition, through its network of 600 individuals from more than 140 organizations throughout the state, the FPP increases its outreach and awareness efforts by:
§ Working not only in urban areas of Florida, but also the often-overlooked rural communities to provide needed services seldom available
§ Working to bring more awareness for free income tax preparation to all low-to-moderate income Floridians (including Schedule C for small business owners) for the FPP member organizations that provide free tax preparation through TaxWise, Virtual VITA, The Benefit Bank, Beehive, DeafTax.com, and other online programs
§ Partnering with financial institutions to deliver the message of the benefits of mainstream banking and rolling out the “Bank On” program throughout Florida
§ Partnering with Ways to Work and More Than Wheels, national transportation programs, to bring much needed, reasonably priced automobile loan programs to Florida communities to help people get and keep jobs
§ Partnering with the University of Florida, 211, and Florida Information and Referral Services Systems to create an online database of health and human services that is searchable at the county level; in this manner, all of the available partner services can be referred to any Floridian anywhere
§ Partnering with elected officials to effect policy changes that benefit low income working Floridians
§ Partnering with funders, the FDIC, the University of Florida and other organizations to bring financial training to Florida.