TOPEKA, KS – Kansas Securities Interim Commissioner John Wine has announced the opening of the 2017 investor education grant cycle. The deadline for applications to be received by the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner (KSC) is August 15, 2017.
The Securities Commissioner’s Office develops and implements financial literacy and investor education initiatives to inform the public about investing in securities and the prevention of securities fraud. As part of this mission, the KSC regularly collaborates with organizations interested in expanding investor and financial education in the state. Applicants are encouraged to apply for grant funds for purposes relating to investor education or financial literacy.
“We appreciate and support the efforts of community and state-wide partners in providing education to Kansans on personal finance,” said John Wine, Interim Commissioner of the Securities Commissioner’s Office. “Grants will be awarded based on several factors, including project applicability to informing Kansans about investing and securities fraud, proposed outcome measures, and creativity and ingenuity of the proposals, among other measures.”
The mission of the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner is to protect and inform Kansas investors; to promote integrity, fairness, and full disclosure in financial services; and to foster capital formation.