[GrantsTX] FW: [pubprgms] Fwd: Funding Available for K-12 Financial
EducationPrograms - Deadline September 24
mzatopek at tsl.state.tx.us
Wed Sep 12 15:35:41 CDT 2007
Attention schools! Please note the Deadline is Sept. 24.
Subject: [NFEC Update] Funding Available for K-12 Financial EducationPrograms - Deadline September 24
The National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) is now accepting proposals pursuant to the Excellence in Economic Education program from any State Education Agency, Local Education Agency, or State or local economic, personal finance, or entrepreneurial educational organization that works with K-12 students. Grants from $5,000 to $25,000 are available depending on the category. The funding categories include:
** Replication of Best Practices
** Distribution of Curriculum and Teaching Materials
** School-based Student Activities
** Teacher Training Programs
Online applications are due on Monday, September 24. The RFP is attached. For more information, visit http://www.ncee.net/ea/program.php?pid=23. A separate RFP is available for financial education research projects.
Question can be directed to Kevin Gotchet at the NCEE at (212) 730-1108 [Email: kgotchet at ncee.net].
Background on the Excellence in Economic Education Act program
Congress first authorized the Excellence in Economic Education (EEE) Act (20 USC 7267) as a part of the landmark No Child Left Behind Act, and appropriated $1.5 million for EEE in the Fiscal Year 2004. The EEE "program promotes economic and financial literacy among all students in kindergarten through grade 12 through the award of one grant to a national nonprofit education organization that has as its primary purpose the improvement of student understanding of personal finance and economics." This organization in turn must allocate three quarters of EEE funding to State and local education organizations to carry out the purposes of the program.
In June 2004, following a competitive application process, the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) was awarded the first-ever grant for carrying out the goals of the EEE. One year later, in another competitive application process, NCEE was awarded a five-year grant (subject to annual Congressional appropriation), and thus designated for this multi-year period by the U. S. Department of Education as the agency to administer and implement this significant outreach program. Funds were subsequently appropriated by Congress for 2005 and 2006, and now again in 2007.
Accordingly, NCEE is initiating a new round of informing the economic, personal finance and entrepreneurship community education organizations and communities of the opportunities available to them through this grant.
Charlotte Dugas, Director
Munising School Public Library
810 State Highway M-28 W. Suite A
Munising, MI 49862-1370
cdugas at uproc.lib.mi.us
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