Investor Education Grant Program
With the passage of Acts 39 and 948 of 2003, the Arkansas Legislature appropriated funds for a grant-award program administered by the Arkansas Securities Commissioner. The grants are available to programs in Arkansas for the purpose of providing securities/investment education to teachers and students about the securities industry, the stock markets, and investment decision-making. Grant proposals will be considered for only these areas. New grants are to be awarded for the 2022-2023 school year. A final report of the project will be required.
Eligible applicants are public schools and non-profit groups (IRC § 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations) that provide investment education to students in grades 5 through 12. Thirty-three schools and one non-profit organization received a total of nearly $125,000.00 for the 2019-2020 school year. The suggested grant request range is between $2,500 and $5,000 although grant proposals for more or less than the suggested range will be considered. The Commissioner will determine the grant award based upon the merit of the program, other school resources and the number of students educated. The proposal’s due date is September 30, 2022. Projects must be completed by March 26, 2023. The final report must be submitted to the Department no later than April 2, 2023.