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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-471-0876.