Text: H.R.2920 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (08/01/2013)

1st Session
H. R. 2920

To improve the financial literacy of students.


August 1, 2013

Mr. Cartwright (for himself, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. Takano, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Clay, Mr. Honda, Mr. Rush, Ms. Clarke, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Perlmutter, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Langevin, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Himes, Mr. Rangel, and Mr. Cohen) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


To improve the financial literacy of students.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Financial Literacy for Students Act”.

SEC. 2. Statewide incentive grants for 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:

“subpart 22Financial Literacy

“SEC. 5621. Statewide incentive grants for financial literacy education.

“(a) Grants Authorized.—From amounts appropriated under subsection (e), the Secretary may award grants to State educational agencies to enable State educational agencies, on a statewide basis—

“(1) to integrate financial literacy education into each public elementary school and public secondary school within the State that is eligible to receive funds under title I; and

“(2) to provide professional development regarding the teaching of financial literacy in core academic subjects to each secondary school teacher of financial literacy or entrepreneurship within the State.

“(b) Permissible uses of funds.—In carrying out the grant activities described in subsection (a), the State educational agency may use grant funds to—

“(1) implement school-based financial literacy activities, including after school activities;

“(2) enhance student understanding and experiential learning with consumer, economic, entrepreneurship, and personal finance concepts; and

“(3) promote partnerships with community-based organizations, financial institutions, local businesses, entrepreneurs, or other organizations providing financial literacy activities.

“(c) Limitation on uses of funds.—A State educational agency receiving grant funds under this section shall not use more than 20 percent of such grant funds to carry out the following:

“(1) Teacher professional development programs to embed financial literacy or personal finance or entrepreneurship education into core academic subjects.

“(2) Curriculum development.

“(3) An evaluation of the impact of financial literacy or personal finance education on students' understanding of financial literacy concepts.

“(d) Matching funds.—A State educational agency that receives a grant under this section shall provide matching funds, from non-Federal sources, in an amount equal to 25 percent of the amount of grant funds provided to the State to carry out the activities supported by the grant.

“(e) Appropriations.—There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2014 and each of the 4 succeeding fiscal years.”.