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Financial literacy grants available for schools

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The state of Wisconsin is now offering grant money to include personal finance education classes into school curriculums.

$250,000 will be allotted for the statewide program by the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. The grant money is geared towards creating new finance courses for elementary through high school students.

Teachers and school districts can submit applications for each school level up to $10,000. The Department of Public Instruction will administer this program. Applications for the grant is due March 21st.

According to the DFI 44 percent of Wisconsin school districts require a finance course in order to graduate from high school.

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