Massachusetts Professional Development Grant for Educators

This grant provides Massachusetts K-12 educators with professional development opportunities and stipends through the Massachusetts Council for Economic Education (CEE) and Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF).

The Massachusetts Council for Economic Education (CEE), Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), and the State Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE) are collaborating to provide this grant aimed at increasing access to financial education professional development for K-12 teachers throughout the state. 

The Massachusetts Professional Development Grant for Educators offers teachers the opportunity to complete personal finance virtual trainings through either CEE or NGPF’s pre-existing programs. The first 200 currently-active public K-12 teachers in Massachusetts are eligible to receive a $500 stipend upon completing 20 hours of professional development through either program.

Follow the links below to access either organization's trainings.

Funding for this program will close on December 31, 2024.

Massachusetts Council for Economic Education (CEE) Professional Development

CEE's professional development trainings can be accessed through CEE's EconEdLink.

Only live PD events from CEE will be counted towards this grant; starting September 1, 2023, webinars will no longer be counted.

Please contact Kevin Gotchet at kgotchet@councilforeconed.org with any questions or concerns.

Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) Professional Development

NGPF’s professional development options include:

  1. 1-hour Virtual PD Sessions: Get new lesson and activity ideas and collaborate with educators at these LIVE sessions offered weekly.
  2. NGPF Certification Course: Deepen your content knowledge by participating in 10-hour certification courses, which includes 9 hours of LIVE instruction with a certification exam. Courses include: Investing, Banking and Budgeting, Cryptocurrency, Investing, Psychology of Money, and more.
  3. NGPF On-Demand: Build your content knowledge through 40+ self-paced, asynchronous modules that include topics such as the Basics of Bitcoin and the Power of Habit.

Please contact NGPF at office@ngpf.org with any questions or concerns.

Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Who is eligible to receive a professional development stipend?

The first 200 currently active public K-12 teachers in the state of Massachusetts who complete 20 hours of professional development offered by MA CEE and NGPF are eligible to receive a $500 stipend with a program start date of January 5, 2023.

If I complete 40 hours of professional development, will I be eligible for an additional $500 stipend?

We encourage everyone to take as much professional development as desired but because we want to reach as many teachers as possible, we are limiting stipends to one per teacher.

How much time will I have to complete these 20 hours of professional development and earn this $500 stipend?

The grant program is not time-based but rather teacher-based. Funding is available to provide stipends to 200 Massachusetts K-12 teachers who complete 20 professional development hours.

How will the stipends be provided and when?

  • You will receive a $500 Amazon giftcard. When a participant completes the 20 hours of professional development, they will be sent an email confirming the hours. Please wait at least two weeks before you receive the email. We pay out gift cards quarterly, via email. See below for schedule: 
    • PD Period: Jan 1, 2024 - Mar 31, 2024 (stipend to be received by Apr 20, 2024)
    • PD Period: Apr 1, 2024 - Jun 30, 2024 (stipend to be received by Jul 20, 2024)
    • PD Period: July 1, 2024 - Sep 30, 2024 (stipend to be received by Oct 20, 2024)
    • PD Period: Oct 1, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024 (stipend to be received by Jan 20, 2025)

How will I know if grant funding is still available?

On a regular basis, NGPF will update the number of teachers who have completed PD hours. As of February 8, 2024, there are over 100 grants left. 

I already invested 20 hours in professional development with CEE and/or NGPF before the start of this program. Will I receive a $500 stipend based on this prior work?

No. The $500 stipend will only be given for hours completed on January 4, 2023 or later.

Are there costs for the professional development workshops?

CEE and NGPF offer all of their professional development at no cost. 

How can I sign up for these professional development workshops?

Registration is easy. You can sign up for CEE's trainings here. You can sign up for NGPF's offerings by visiting NGPF's Certification courseOn-Demand, and Virtual PD pages to get started. 

I finished my 20 credits, what do I need to do?

CEE and NGPF will automatically tally your hours and will notify you that you are a recipient of the grant up to 30 days after you complete the 20 credits.

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