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Two-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 out-of-school time afterschool and during summer break.  Beginning July 1, 2016, one percent of the education proceeds from the Nebraska Lottery are transferred to this fund.  These grants require a partnership contributing a 1:1 match of the grant award.  Partnerships must include a school district and at least one community-based organization, agency or business.  Eligible afterschool sites must be receiving funding from a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) Continuation Grant.  A first competition for Two-Year Opportunity Grants was held in summer 2017.  Thirteen grants were awarded which are providing programming at 43 afterschool sites during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years.

2019 Competition

The postmark deadline for the 2019 competition for a Two-Year Opportunity Grant is April 15, 2019.  Eligible sites must be receiving funding from a 21st CCLC Continuation Grant for the 2019-2020 school year.  The grant period will be July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021.  Grant amounts range from $10,000 – $30,000.  Applicants are required to have a 1:1 match.  A grant writing workshop was conducted on 02/25/19.  To request the recording or for grant application information, contact Jan Handa, or 402-471-0876.

2019 Application for a Two-Year Opportunity Grant

Cover Page (NDE 04-067)

School District Signature Page (NDE-04-068)

Community-Based Organization Signature Page (NDE-04-069)

Budget Justification Forms–Grant Funds (NDE 04-070) and Partner Matching Funds (NDE 04-071)


Expanded Learning Opportunity Grant Program Act

Updated February 25, 2019 6:43pm