The National Credit Union Foundation announced last week that credit union organizations are able to apply for Biz Kid$ Financial Education grants until March 31.
Launched in January 2008, Biz Kid$ is a financial literacy initiative aimed at teaching kids between the ages of nine and 16 about money and business. It features a TV series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities and a website.
“There is a need to improve the financial literacy skills of the youth in America and Biz Kid$ is the perfect vehicle to address that need,” NCUF Director of Development & Donor Relations Danielle Brown said. “We are looking to fund innovative programs that improve the financial education of youth through the use of the Biz Kid$ program and encourage you to apply.”
NCUF is responsible for fundraising and outreach for the program. A group of more than 300 credit unions and affiliates nationwide helped fund the initiative.
Grants may be used to fund programs that improve financial education by engaging students and teachers. Eligible applicants for the Biz Kid$ grant program include state credit union associations and foundations, credit unions, credit union service organizations and any other groups owned or controlled by credit unions.