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Two-Year Opportunity Grant

Expanded Learning Opportunity Grants are funded by 1% of proceeds from the Nebraska Lottery.  These grants require a partnership contributing a 1:1 match of the grant award.  The grants provide programming and other support activities and services in existing 21st Century Community Learning Centers during afterschool and summer break.  The first of these competitive grants were awarded on May 5, 2017. A news release announcing the awards is posted here: State Board Approves Grants for Afterschool Programs

Grant recipients include:

* Award amounts subject to finalization of grant budget.

Application and Required Forms

Two-Year Opportunity Grant Application
Cover Page
School District Signature Page
Community-Based Organization Signature Page
Grant Funds Budget Form
Partner Matching Funds Budget Form


Expanded Learning Opportunity Grant Program Act

Timeline for Two-Year Opportunity Grant

June 1, 2017 – RFP released
June 7, 2017 – Grant writing Zoom workshop, 2:00 p.m. CDT
June 26, 2017 – Postmark deadline
August 4, 2017 – Grant period begins
August 31, 2019 – Grant period ends