WI Financial Literacy Awards
Governor's Council awards $250,000 in financial literacy grants
Madison - Governor Scott Walker announced today $250,000 in grants awarded to enhance the level of personal finance education in 24 Wisconsin school districts. The recipients of the
funding were selected by the Governor's Council on Financial Literacy out of a field of more than 50 applicants from across the state.
"Financial literacy gives our students the tools they need to become prosperous and productive citizens," Governor Walker said. "This initiative will help move our K-12 educational system forward, and ultimately benefit the next generation."
The program, open to Wisconsin's K-12 public and private schools, was a collaborative effort that included the Governor's Council on Financial Literacy, the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the Wisconsin Women's Council. Funding for the program came from settlement funds received by DFI over the last couple of years.
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