MADISON, Wis. (3/15/13)--Applications for Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants from the National Credit Union Foundation are due March 31.
The application can be found online. Use the link.
"The Biz Kid$ program and companion curriculum is a great vehicle for credit unions to utilize to improve the financial literacy skills of youth in the communities they serve," said Danielle Brown, NCUF Biz Kid$ program coordinator.
Biz Kid$ is a financial literacy initiative 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 for the program, and a coalition of over 290 credit unions and affiliates from across the country have helped exclusively fund Biz Kid$. The primary goal of the Biz Kid$ financial literacy initiative is to teach kids from upper elementary through high school to understand and incorporate the skills they need to successfully manage their financial lives.
The goal of the grants is to extend the reach of the series beyond broadcast into the community.
The grants may be used to fund programs that improve the financial education of youth through the use of the Biz Kid$ program. Each project should create innovative and engaging activities incorporating Biz Kid$ materials. Funds may not be used as a cash donation to a third party.
Eligible applicants include credit unions, credit union service organizations, state credit union associations, state credit union foundations, and any other organizations owned or controlled by credit unions.