Governor Scott Walker announced 11 grants, totaling more than $56,600, have been awarded to schools across Wisconsin to enhance personal finance education. Grant recipients were selected by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy out of a field of 14 applicants.

“These financial literacy grants will help thousands of students to broaden their personal financial knowledge, be better prepared to make sound financial decisions, and to succeed as they become adults,” said Governor Walker.

Funded by the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), the grant program was open to Wisconsin’s K-12 public and private schools and is a collaborative effort between the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy, DFI, and the Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

DPI conducted the initial review of the 14 applicants from throughout the state, and the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy made the final recommendations. The grant program is designed to support the efforts of individual teachers and school districts to begin innovative and sustainable financial literacy programs and events, with a specific emphasis on student loan debt.

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