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Financial Literacy Grant Program Open For Applications

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(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — The Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Financial Institutions is now accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Literacy Grant. 

This year, grants totaling $75,000 will be awarded to organizations dedicated to providing virtual programs that will equip children and young adults with the knowledge and skills needed to make responsible financial decisions.

 “Commerce is truly committed to supporting financial literacy for children and young adults in Ohio,” said Division of Financial Institutions Superintendent Kevin Allard. “Now more than ever, it is important we provide the knowledge needed to be financially successful, as well as prepare adolescents for the uncertainty of the future. We also recognize the need to present this education virtually and want to encourage this type of learning.” 

Using creative and innovative strategies, these programs will ensure students are engaged in the pursuit of becoming college and career ready – leading to productive and promising futures. 

The Financial Literacy Education Fund is financed through a quarterly transfer of five percent of all charges, penalties, and forfeitures levied by the Division of Financial Institutions’ Consumer Finance section. Grant awards are given annually at the discretion of the director of Commerce.

Grant applications for the next funding cycle are due by the close of business on April 30. Applications can be emailed to Webdfi-oca@com.ohio.gov.

Questions can be directed to Viktoria Jurkovic, Division of Financial Institutions Office of Consumer Affairs manager, at 614-507-1507 or Viktoria.Jurkovic@com.state.oh.us

The grant criteria, applications and instructions can be found here