FINANCIAL EQUITY AND EMPOWERMENT (FEE) GRANT

In 2020, Next Gen Personal Finance announced the creation of the Financial Equity and Empowerment (FEE) Grant as part of our commitment to increase access to financial education within communities serving majority Black and Brown students. Our ideal partners are the largest U.S. public school systems who share our commitment to increasing financial capability in their students. Resource constraints should NOT be the reason students don’t have proper financial education.

THE NEED

While 1 in 9 students outside Guarantee States 1 will take a standalone Personal Finance course prior to graduation, this number dips significantly among students in schools with 75%+ Black and Brown students.

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In schools with 75%+ Black and Brown student population, only

1 in 14

students were guaranteed to take a standalone Personal Finance course prior to graduation.

To combat this problem, NGPF commits to partnering with districts and investing

$3M

into the largest diverse high school districts in America to help build financial capability and institutional support.

FEE Grant Programmatic Details

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Approximately $125,000 annually for 3 years to fund the position of a dedicated Personal Finance Specialist employed by the district

 

Ongoing 1:1 support to the Personal Finance Specialist and district in creating PD sessions, programs, resources, newsletters, and more throughout the lifetime of the grant

 

Regular meetings with all Personal Finance Specialists to share best practices, resources and ideas to further the initiative

 

Comprehensive Personal Finance curriculum and professional development at no cost to the district

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NGPF FEE Grant recipients as of 2022

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Milwaukee Public Schools

Marti Diaz

Financial Literacy Mentor Teacher

joneswmd@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
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Miami-Dade Public Schools

Ebony Davis

Curriculum Support Specialist

ebonydavis@dadeschools.net
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Prince George’s County Public Schools

Susan Bistransin

Financial Education and Empowerment Coordinator

susan.bistransin@pgcps.org
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Nevada Public Schools

Sheila Salehian

Financial Literacy Consultant

ssalehian@nvfinlit.org
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Denver Public Schools

Currently Hiring

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FEE Grant applicants are currently selected on an invite-only basis. We are currently identifying and reaching out to school districts that we feel are good fits for the grant. If you would like to learn more and believe your school district qualifies for future funding, please contact Tori Mansfield at tori@ngpf.org.

NEWS ABOUT THE FEE GRANT



1 Guarantee state (AL, MO, MS, NC, NE, OH, TN, VA, RI, UT) are states that guarantee financial education for all high school students prior to graduation