State Bank Commissioner Now Accepting Applications for Financial Literacy Education Fund (FLEF)


State Bank Commissioner Now Accepting Applications for Financial Literacy Education Fund (FLEF) – State of Delaware News







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Dover, Del.—Delaware schools, nonprofits, and community organizations are invited to apply for a new round of state grant funds to support financial literacy education for people from all walks of life.

Since the state’s Financial Literacy Education Fund (FLEF) was established in 2010, over $2.5 million has been awarded to dozens of organizations across the state for programs that teach students to save at an early age, help coach families on the path to home ownership, give single parents tools for financial independence, and more.

“We want all Delawareans to be set up for success. Financial literacy is one tool that can help at all stages of life, whether you’re a recent graduate, an entrepreneur, or a retiree looking toward your next chapter,” said Governor John Carney. “With these grant funds, we will work with a variety of organizations across the state to meet people where they are and help guide them to a more financially secure future.”

This year, a total of over $400,000 is available to support programs that meet criteria established by the Office of the State Bank Commissioner and the Delaware Department of Education. Funding for the FLEF is derived from a license fee charged to businesses that make high-cost payday loans and car title loans.

Successful grant proposals will approach financial literacy in ways that are proactive, preventive, and forward-thinking. Programs designed to reach underserved populations and regions of the state that have had limited access to financial literacy services are encouraged, with special emphasis on reaching out to veterans, seniors, and minority communities.

All schools recognized by the Department of Education and Delaware organizations with 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt status are eligible to apply.

Grant applications are due by December 1, 2022 and must be completed using the form available at https://banking.delaware.gov/financial-literacy-education-fund/. Forms should be emailed to Florence Jones at the Office of the State Bank Commissioner at [email protected] along with any attachments. Receipt of grant applications will be confirmed within three business days. If applicants do not receive confirmation, they should contact Florence Jones at 302-739-4235 and resubmit their applications.

 

The Office of the State Bank Commissioner is responsible for regulating and examining State-chartered banks and trust companies and licensed financial services businesses, including mortgage loan brokers, licensed lenders, mortgage loan originators, check sellers, money transmitters, check cashers, motor vehicle sales finance companies, money transporters, business, and industrial development corporations and pre-need funeral contract providers. The Office resolves complaints against financial institutions and provides consumer education programs to Delaware residents.

 

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Delaware Department of State Press Release Banner

Dover, Del.—Delaware schools, nonprofits, and community organizations are invited to apply for a new round of state grant funds to support financial literacy education for people from all walks of life.

Since the state’s Financial Literacy Education Fund (FLEF) was established in 2010, over $2.5 million has been awarded to dozens of organizations across the state for programs that teach students to save at an early age, help coach families on the path to home ownership, give single parents tools for financial independence, and more.

“We want all Delawareans to be set up for success. Financial literacy is one tool that can help at all stages of life, whether you’re a recent graduate, an entrepreneur, or a retiree looking toward your next chapter,” said Governor John Carney. “With these grant funds, we will work with a variety of organizations across the state to meet people where they are and help guide them to a more financially secure future.”

This year, a total of over $400,000 is available to support programs that meet criteria established by the Office of the State Bank Commissioner and the Delaware Department of Education. Funding for the FLEF is derived from a license fee charged to businesses that make high-cost payday loans and car title loans.

Successful grant proposals will approach financial literacy in ways that are proactive, preventive, and forward-thinking. Programs designed to reach underserved populations and regions of the state that have had limited access to financial literacy services are encouraged, with special emphasis on reaching out to veterans, seniors, and minority communities.

All schools recognized by the Department of Education and Delaware organizations with 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt status are eligible to apply.

Grant applications are due by December 1, 2022 and must be completed using the form available at https://banking.delaware.gov/financial-literacy-education-fund/. Forms should be emailed to Florence Jones at the Office of the State Bank Commissioner at [email protected] along with any attachments. Receipt of grant applications will be confirmed within three business days. If applicants do not receive confirmation, they should contact Florence Jones at 302-739-4235 and resubmit their applications.

 

The Office of the State Bank Commissioner is responsible for regulating and examining State-chartered banks and trust companies and licensed financial services businesses, including mortgage loan brokers, licensed lenders, mortgage loan originators, check sellers, money transmitters, check cashers, motor vehicle sales finance companies, money transporters, business, and industrial development corporations and pre-need funeral contract providers. The Office resolves complaints against financial institutions and provides consumer education programs to Delaware residents.

 

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Related Topics:  Delaware Department of State, Department of Education, financial literacy education fund, FLEF, grants, Office of the State Bank Commissioner, State Bank Commissioner

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