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One-Year Opportunity Grant

The Expanded Learning Opportunity Grant Program Act was created by the Nebraska Legislature to promote academic achievement in high-need schools during afterschool and during summer break. Eligible sites must be receiving funding from a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) Continuation Grant as of May 8, 2020 and not currently receiving services from a Two-Year Opportunity grant.  The grant period will be June 5, 2020 – June 30, 2021.  Grant amounts will range from $5,000 – $30,000. Applicants are required to have a 1:1 match.


Due to the COVID-19 disruption of school day and afterschool programs, the deadline for applications has been moved back to May 1, 2020.  Proposals SHOULD NOT be mailed, but rather uploaded on My21stCCLC>Reporting Dropbox>One-Year Opportunity Grant Proposals.

2020 One-Year Opportunity Grant Application
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Signature Page—School District
Signature Page—Community-Based Organization
Budget Justification-Grant Funds and Matching Funds

In 2016, the Nebraska Legislature appropriated $250,000 to be awarded through competition to partnerships of school districts and community-based organizations, and administered by the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE). This was a one-time appropriation to provide expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) through programming and other support activities and services in existing 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLCs).  The project period was August 5, 2016 – June 30, 2017.

2016-17 Statewide Evaluation Summary

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Updated March 30, 2020 9:05am