April 13, 2022
$1.1 MILLION IN LOTTERY PROCEEDS AWARDED TO AFTERSCHOOL AND SUMMER PROGRAMS
More than one hundred sites in Nebraska will soon have expanded learning opportunities during afterschool and summer hours through two-year Expanded Learning Opportunity Grants funded by proceeds of the Nebraska Lottery. More than $1.1 million was approved by the Nebraska State Board of Education at their April meeting.
The grants will fund partnerships that provide hands-on enrichment activities and services delivered afterschool and in the summer. Eligible sites operate quality afterschool programs funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Center federal grant and have been in operation at least five years.
Grant recipients include:
- Beatrice Educational Foundation received a $12,655 grant to serve three elementary sites.
- Bancroft-Rosalie Community Schools received a $40,000 grant to serve their elementary and middle school sites.
- Collective for Youth’s programs in Omaha received a $117,200 grant to serve five elementary and three middle school sites.
- Collective for Youth’s programs in Omaha received a $227,720 grant to serve twenty elementary sites.
- Future Kids received a $178,800 grant to serve 13 sites in Kearney, Lexington and Nebraska City.
- Health Partners Initiative dba Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln received a $69,610 grant to serve nine elementary sites in Lincoln.
- Kearney Public Schools received a $50,790 grant to serve four elementary sites.
- Kearney Public Schools received a $61,107 grant to serve five elementary sites.
- Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari and Conservation Park received a $54,898 grant to serve the Crete High School site.
- Lincoln Community Learning Centers/Lincoln Community Foundation received a $11,637 grant to serve five elementary and two middle school sites.
- Lincoln Community Learning Centers/Lincoln Community Foundation received a $77,683 grant to serve four elementary sites.
- Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation received a $89,720 grant to serve thirty sites across Nebraska.
- Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Inc. received a $67,828 grant to serve ninety sites across Nebraska.
- North Platte Public Schools received a $34,304 grant to serve four elementary sites.
- Ogallala Public Schools’ program at Prairie View School received a $10,000 grant.
- School District of Columbus Foundation, Inc. received a $55,039 grant to serve sites at five elementary schools and one middle school.
Public Information Officer, Nebraska Department of Education