H.R. 3730 (111th): Financial Education for Teachers and Students Act

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Oct 06, 2009 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3730

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 6, 2009

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

A BILL

To provide for financial literacy education.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Financial Education for Teachers and Students Act.

2.

Financial literacy education

Part D of title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7241 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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Financial literacy education

5621.

Statewide incentive grants for financial literacy education

(a)

Grants

From amounts appropriated under subsection (d), the Secretary may award grants to States to enable the States, on a statewide basis—

(1)

to integrate financial literacy education into each public middle school and secondary school within the State; and

(2)

to provide professional development regarding the teaching of financial literacy to each public middle school and secondary school teacher of financial literacy within the State.

(b)

Limitation

Each State receiving a grant under this section shall use not more than a total of 20 percent of the grant funds for professional and curriculum development.

(c)

Definition of middle school

The term middle school means a nonprofit institutional day or residential school, including a public middle charter school, that provides middle education, as determined under State law.

(d)

Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2010 and each of the 4 succeeding fiscal years.

5622.

Parent involvement

(a)

Grants

(1)

In general

From amounts appropriated under subsection (b), the Secretary may award grants to local educational agencies to enable the local educational agencies to support and provide training and assistance to or for parents and students regarding financial literacy.

(2)

Partnerships encouraged

In awarding a grant under this section the Secretary shall encourage a local educational agency to create, promote, and implement the programming assisted under the grant in partnership with a community organization, financial institution, or local business.

(b)

Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2010 and each of the 4 succeeding fiscal years.

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3.

Financial Literacy Education Coordination

Subpart 13 of part D of title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7267 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

5538.

Coordination

(a)

In general

The Secretary and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System shall coordinate the activities assisted under this subpart with the activities carried out by any financial education research center operated by a Federal Reserve bank, in order to increase the usage and the prevalence of financial literacy education programs and educational resources.

(b)

Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2010 and each of the 4 succeeding fiscal years.

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