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Schools nationwide can apply for H&R Block grants

To help fund education, H&R Block has committed to donate more than $1 million in personal finance curriculum to high schools for the 2010-11 school year.

The annual donation provides administrators and teachers the opportunity to apply for a curriculum grant through the H&R Block Dollars & Sense program.

The grant application is available at hrblockdollarsandsense.com, and the deadline to apply is Feb. 15.

If selected as a grant recipient, H&R Block Dollars & Sense will provide Knowledge Matters' Virtual Business-Personal Finance software and lesson plans at no charge to the school. This interactive curriculum engages students while presenting them with challenges around 18 financial topics such as bank accounts, credit and debit cards, taxes and investing.

Grant recipients will be notified by March 31.

For more information about increasing financial fitness or to apply for a grant, visit hrblockdollarsandsense.com.