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Financial Empowerment Commission


Financial Empowerment Commission

About the Commission

Treasurer Metcalf and the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission​ are committed to providing resources and supporting Kentucky educators who teach financial literacy. Ahead of the 2020-2021 school year, the Commission sent this list of free, online resources to educators to help with financial education for all grade levels.  Financial literacy is critically important for the success of our youth and equipping them for financially empowered futures.

Treasurer Metcalf is proud to continue championing the high school financial literacy graduation requirement for all Kentucky students (KRS 158.1411). The online list of resources above and the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Database may be useful for students and teachers. 

House Bill 139 (2019)

During the 2019 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, the Treasury successfully advocated for the passage of the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Bill, HB 139. The bill passed the General Assembly with unanimous support from both Chambers. 

The Commission is an innovative method of addressing a very important problem facing Kentuckians. Tasked with developing and implementing plans to improve the financial literacy of Kentuckians, the Commission provides support to educators teaching financial literacy in Kentucky. Thanks to a partnership the Treasury reached with the Kentucky Credit Union League and Kentucky credit unions, the Commission will operate without the use of taxpayer dollars. 

The Kentucky’s Financial Empowerment Commission is a vital element of Treasurer Metcalf's work to financially empower Kentuckians. In 2018, the Treasury advocated for HB 132, which made a financial literacy course or program a high school graduation requirement. 

Meeting Information

For meeting information and minutes, click here.