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Financial literacy grants available for schools

  • Associated Press
  • January 16, 2014 - 4:05 AM

MADISON, Wis. — The state is offering grant money to school districts to incorporate personal finance education into their curricula.

The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions will provide $250,000 for the statewide program to support the efforts of teachers and school districts to begin new personal finance courses in elementary, middle and high school.

Teachers and districts are eligible to apply for awards of up to $10,000 and may submit proposals for each school level. The Department of Public Instruction will administer the program. Applications are due March 21.

A survey commissioned by the DFI last year showed that 44 percent of Wisconsin school districts currently require a course in personal finance in order to graduate from high school.

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