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DollarWise: Mayors for Financial Literacy is the official financial education initiative of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Since its inception in 2004, mayors and cities across the nation have made a commitment to increasing access to financial education to their citizens by participating with the DollarWise Campaign. As one of its primary initiatives, DollarWise supports and helps to expand financial education opportunities to youth within summer programs. For more information on DollarWise visit

In November of 2017, DollarWise will invite cities to apply for its Innovation Grants and Summer Youth Campaign Grants for the ​calendar year of 2018. Three Innovation Grants for $10,000 each will be awarded – one to a city that integrates financial education into its English as a Second Language programming, one to a city that incorporates financial education into a Prisoner Re-entry initiative, and one to a city that provides financial education to residents in Public Housing.

Two DollarWise Summer Youth Campaign Grants for $10,000 each will also be awarded – one to a city that integrates financial education into a summer youth employment program, and one to a city that offers financial education to youth year-round.

DollarWise will announce the grant winners during The U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in January of 2018.


The Partnership for Working Families aims to alleviate poverty by improving access to public benefits, such as the earned income tax credit.


Policies, practices, and programs that Mayors across the nation have successfully implemented in order to eliminate the educational achievement/opportunity gap within their own cities.


The Cities of Opportunity Task Force is officially charged with giving recommendations for local best practices and federal policies that will reduce the widening wage gap and income inequality in America’s cities and metro areas.


The purpose of the U.S. Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Click Here to find out more about the Department of Labor Cooperative Agreement. 

Click here to access the U.S. Department of Labor’s ION website for Implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).


Click here to access NaCo’s February 2016 Policy Research Paper Series “Second Chances, Safer Counties: Workforce Development & Reentry” Issue 3.

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