[kids-lib] The Smart Investing @your library(R) initiative is seeking a pool of grant applicants!

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Wed May 7 15:53:40 PDT 2014

Posting on behalf of ALA’s Reference and User Services Association.

The Smart Investing @your library® initiative is seeking a pool of grant applicants.<http://ala.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=1ce759297e4f5f76359801907&id=09e904aa49&e=a7bf3a76c7>

These grants are made possible through a partnership between the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation. Grant funds support library efforts to provide users with broad, unbiased financial education resources. Now in its eighth year, this educational partnership has awarded $8.2 million in grants to 111 public and community college libraries and library networks since 2007.

Deadline to apply is June 5, 2014.

Grant winners use the funds to implement a variety of programs and create resources designed to increase patrons’ access to and understanding of financial information. The programs target a diverse collection of patrons—among them youth, adults, seniors, families, immigrants and low-income individuals—using various technologies, traditional classroom formats and one-on-one education. Several programs partner with community organizations such as schools, universities, community centers and governments in the educational process, expanding the impact of the program. Participants will ultimately acquire information empowering them to make smart financial decisions for both long-term investing and day-to-day money matters.

To learn more about the Smart Investing @your library program, visit the program website at http://smartinvesting.ala.org.<http://ala.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1ce759297e4f5f76359801907&id=eed4f44da9&e=a7bf3a76c7>

For more information about the invitation-only application process, contact Margaret Monsour, project director, at mmonsour at ala.org<mailto:mmonsour at ala.org>.

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