The Elizabeth City State University Foundation has been awarded a grant of $20,000
from State Farm Insurance Company. The funds are being provided through State Farm's
"Good Neighborhood Citizenship" Program, the umbrella for the charitable efforts of
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and State Farm Companies Foundation.
The funds will be used to support MONEY MATTER$, a financial literacy/consumer education
program implemented by the ECSU Community Development Program.
The MONEY MATTER$ Project will offer training and technical assistance to help local
residents, particularly low wealth households, enhance their money management skills
and to increase their knowledge of basic financial services. Through a series of educational
workshops/seminars and one-on-one consultations the series will focus on the following
(1) Household budgeting;
(2) Debt reduction;
(3) Use of credit;
(5) Home foreclosure prevention
(6) Consumer protection.
The MONEY MATTER$ Project will be implemented through December 2009, primarily in
Pasquotank, Camden, Perquimans and Gates counties. For more information, please contact
Mr. Morris Autry in the ECSU Community Development Program, 335-3702.