Apply for financial education fair funding

If you are a high school in Massachusetts looking to develop or expand an existing financial education fair, you may be eligible for funding through the Financial Education Innovation Fund.

The Office of Economic Empowerment

The Details

What you need


  • Full Program Summary
  • The deadline to submit all required forms to apply for the Financial Education Innovation Fund: Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Schools can apply if they meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicant must be one of the following:
    • A Massachusetts public or charter high school in the Commonwealth
    • A Massachusetts special education program approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Applicants must submit all mandatory documents and Commonwealth forms as instructed.

Applicants will fit in one of the following three categories:

  • Seed Applicant is defined as an applicant school that is planning a financial education fair for the first time and has NOT received prior funding from the Innovation Fund. Seed Applicants must complete all three steps of the application process to apply for up to $5,000 in seed funds to start a new program.

  •  Innovation Applicant is defined as an applicant school that has executed a financial education fair in the past, but has NOT received prior funding from the Innovation Fund. This applicant will propose how to innovate the fair by expanding and/or enhancing an existing fair (up to $2,500). Innovation Applicants must complete three steps of the application process.

  • Continuation Applicant is defined as a past Seed or Innovation grant recipient school. Schools that were grant recipients during 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years are eligible to apply again.  These schools have successfully executed a financial education fair, plan to continue the program, and are applying for a grant to expand and/or enhance an existing fair (up to $2,500). They MUST complete the Online Application and submit a Projected Budget and Narrative form to


How to apply


The application process is a combination of a required online registration form, fillable forms (to be emailed), and Commonwealth forms (to be printed and signed).

Details provided in the steps shown below.

Next steps

  1. Online Grant Application Form

    All applicants must complete the Online Grant Application Form. It requires applicants to provide contact and basic background information.

  2. Program Design Form (fillable Word); Projected Budget and Narrative Form (Excel)

    Seed Applicants and Innovation Applicants are required to complete the Program Design Form and Projected Budget and Narrative Form. Submit to:

    Continuation Applicants are required to complete the Projected Budget and Narrative Form and submit it to

  3. Commonwealth Forms

    Seed Applicants and Innovation Applicants must complete the following forms. (Continuation Applicants have already submitted Commonwealth forms with a previous application, and these forms may not be required. Please contact the Office of Economic Empowerment to obtain verification that these forms do not need to be submitted.)

    Original forms must be sent to the following address with ink signature. (photo-copies are not acceptable.)

    Massachusetts State Treasury
    Office of Economic Empowerment
    One Ashburton Place -12th Floor,
    Boston, MA 02108



1 Ashburton Place, 12th Floor, Boston, MA 02108


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