Posted February 12th, 2013 No Comments
Biz Kid$ financial education grants available for CUs

Credit union organizations are invited to apply for Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). Applications will be accepted through March 31, and detailed information is available on the NCUF website.

The overall objective of the Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant program is to engage the credit union movement in using Biz Kid$ to build students’ financial literacy and economic skills while also increasing awareness and usage of Biz Kid$. Credit unions can use grants to fund innovative programs that improve the financial education of youth through the use of the Biz Kid$ program. Projects may engage teachers, students, education leaders, local PBS stations or community stakeholders through events, activities and/or curriculum distribution. A total of $125,000 is available through the grant program.

Eligibility: Credit unions, CUSOs, state credit union associations/leagues, state credit union foundations and any other organizations owned or controlled by credit unions may apply for funding.

About Biz Kid$: Biz Kid$ is a financial literacy initiative launched nationally in January 2008 that teaches kids about money and business. The initiative includes an award-winning TV series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, and a website targeting children 9-16 years old. NCUF is responsible for the fundraising and outreach of the program, and a coalition of more than 290 credit unions and affiliates from across the country have exclusively helped to fund Biz Kid$. To learn more, visit the NCUF website.

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