FEE Grant Update
Last year NGPF announced the creation of the Financial Equity and Empowerment (FEE) Grant as a part of our commitment to anti-racism. With this grant, NGPF committed to investing $3 million into the largest urban high school districts in America to help build financial capability and institutional support. NGPF is committed to ensuring more students of color have access to personal finance education and through the FEE Grant, we aim to follow through with this commitment.
We are proud to announce the five high school districts that are recipients of NGPF’s Financial Equity and Empowerment grant:
- Milwaukee Public Schools
- Miami-Dade Public Schools
- Prince George’s County Public Schools
- Nevada Public Schools
- Denver Public Schools
Through the FEE Grant, these high school districts are able to hire a full-time Personal Finance Specialist, provide up-to-date Personal Finance curriculum, facilitate ongoing professional development and fund any other resources needed to successfully support Mission 2030.
HIGHLIGHT: Milwaukee Public Schools was NGPF’s first FEE Grant recipient in 2020 and since our partnership, 14 out of 26 high schools in the school district will now be offering a semester-long Personal Finance elective by Spring 2022!
As of now, NGPF is focusing FEE grant efforts on the five districts above. However, we do expect to grow our pool of districts over the next 3 years. Be on the lookout for more updates and information regarding applications in the future!
About the Author
After graduating from the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications in 2011, a documentary internship on master teachers led Tori into education. She taught English Language Arts for five years receiving high test results and accolades like Teacher of the Year. In 2017, Tori left the classroom and moved to the Bay Area to focus on helping school districts utilize technology to improve classroom instruction. While training educators on how to use learning management systems and educational software Tori discovered a passion for facilitating professional developments. This passion led her to Next Gen Personal Finance where she is excited to help spread financial literacy to teachers and students all over the country.
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