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.
REVISED DEADLINE/METHOD OF SUBMISSION
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.
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.
- Chadron Public Schools – Regional Science, History, and Entrepreneurship
- Collective for Youth – Omaha Engineering and Art
- Crete Public Schools – Crete Aquaponics System
- Garden County Schools – STEM Club
- Kearney Public Schools – 4-H Afterschool Club
- Lincoln Community Learning Centers/Lincoln Community Foundation – BeLeaderly
- Lincoln Community Learning Centers/Lincoln Community Foundation – CSI STEM
- North Platte Public Schools – Working with Wildlife
- O’Neill Public Schools – Growing O’Neill
- Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln – WeCook
- Police Athletics for Community Engagement – Omaha