USCM awards $55,000 in Dollar Wi$e grants
The Washington-based U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) has announced the winners of $55,000 in grants as part of its National Dollar Wi$e Campaign. The grants will go to city programs that teach residents money management skills.
Avondale, Ariz., and the Quad Cities area that includes Bettendorm and Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island and Moline, Ill., each received $15,000. Louisville, Ky., received $25,000. The grants were presented to the mayors of each city at USCM’s 75th Winter Meeting in Washington on Friday. “The more financial skills our citizens have, the more able they are to achieve homeownership, raise families and contribute to our communities as a whole,” says USCM President and Trenton, N.J., Mayor Douglas Palmer.
The Dollar Wi$e Campaign is funded by a $1 million donation from Calabasas, Calif.-based Countrywide Financial Corp. Grants will be awarded over the next three years to cities that participate in the campaign.