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Biz Kid grants go to 16 PBS stations
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (3/17/09)--Sixteen Public Broadcasting Stations have received "Biz Kid$" outreach grants ranging from $7,000 to $4,000 each, for a combined total of $102,500, to extend the television series' reach into communities. The stations and local credit unions partner with volunteers to implement their projects related to financial education. "Biz Kid$" is a television program underwritten by America's Credit Unions and aimed at teaching youths about money. It airs on more than 334 PBS stations--97% of the U.S. public television market. Outreach Extensions, the creator of educational materials for "Bill Nye the Science Guy" and other public television series, developed the "Biz Kid$" curriculum using national financial literacy standards and provided a national campaign to extend the series into the communities through partnerships with credit unions. Eleven Tier 1 grantees received a combined $82,000, or $7,500 each. They and their credit union partners are:
* Iowa Public Television, partner to be determined; * KLRN, San Antonio, partnering with Security Service FCU; * Maryland Public Television, with State Employees CU; * Mountain Lake PBS, with UFirst FCU; * UNC-TV/North Carolina, with State Employees' CU; * Rhode Island PBS, with Navigant CU; * Wisconsin Public Television, with University of Wisconsin CU; * WFYI/Indianapolis, partner to be determined; * WGTE/Toledo, Ohio, with Ohio CU, Glass City FCU, and Great Lakes CU; * WVIZ/ Cleveland, Ohio, with the Ohio Credit Union League; and * WXXI/Rochester, N.Y., partner to be determined.
Five Tier 2 grantees received a combined $20,000, or $4,000 each. They are:
* WETA/Washington, D.C., with State Department FCU; * WEDU/Tampa, Fla., with Suncoast Schools FCU; * WJCT/Jacksonville, Fla., with VyStar CU and Community First CU; * WQLN/Erie, Pa., with Erie FCU; and * WSIU/Carbondale, Ill., with SIU CU.
The funds are from a pool created by the program's national underwriters, a coalition of America's Credit Unions. The coalition includes more than 150 credit unions, credit union foundations, and other supporting organizations. The largest funder is the National Credit Union Foundation.
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