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 proceeds from the Nebraska Lottery are transferred to this fund. A competition for Two-Year Opportunity Grants was held in summer 2017. 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. Thirteen grants were awarded which will provide programming at 43 afterschool sites during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years.
Grant recipients include:
- Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Chadron Public Schools
- Collective for Youth (Omaha)
- Crete Public Schools
- Garden County Schools
- Kearney Public Schools
- Lexington Public Schools
- Lincoln CLC/Lincoln Community Foundation
- Lincoln Housing Authority
- North Platte Public Schools
- Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln
- Police Athletics for Community Engagement (P.A.C.E. Omaha)
* Award amounts subject to finalization of grant budget.