MEF Associates conducted an evaluation of the Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) initiative, funded by the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund). In 2012, the CFE Fund launched a national replication of the FEC model first developed in New York City in 2008. Through the FEC model, the CFE Fund works with local government administrations to integrate one-on-one financial counseling into antipoverty service delivery. The project evaluated the evolution and value of the FEC model. MEF’s work included a detailed qualitative analysis of the FEC model in six cities and a detailed cost study in one city.