Roosevelt Savings Bank is teaming with the government to help customers save for first-time home purchases.

The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York is giving $400,000 to Roosevelt, a Garden City, N.Y., bank, as part of an incentive program for prospective mortgage borrowers. Roosevelt was chosen from among several banks that applied for the program. Home loan bank officials said the program will be expanded to all its New York members in the near future.

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