The National Credit Union Foundation said it will be taking applications for new Biz Kid$ financial education grants through March 31.
Credit unions, CUSOs, leagues, foundations and any other organization owned or controlled by credit unions can apply for the grants, to be used to fund innovative programs that use the BizKid$ financial literacy materials.
“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, Biz Kid$ program coordinator for the NCUF in Madison, Wis.
A coalition of more than 290 credit unions and affiliated organizations fund the BizKid$ program, which engages teachers and other educators, students, PBS stations and other community stakeholders through events, activities and curriculum distribution. Upper elementary through high school students are the program's target audience.
“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,” Brown said.
The grant application is online.