Our 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 commissioner may collaborate with public and nonprofit organizations with an interest in investor and financial education.
Recent analysis by a leading financial education website reported that Kansas ranks in the top 10 states for awareness and understanding of finances. However, researchers noted that most Kansans struggle significantly when it comes to putting their financial knowledge into practice. In 2017, grants will be awarded based on several factors, including project applicability to informing Kansans about investing and securities fraud, creativity and ingenuity, but grant reviewers will also take particular interest in proposed outcome measures which support, through demonstration, the development of sound financial practices by program participants.