Press Release

April 5, 2019

THE NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES 2019 GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS

Afterschool and summer programs will soon be available at 10 new sites in Nebraska. The State Board of Education approved $2.2 million in federal grants for 21st Century Community Learning Centers at the April 5th State Board of Education meeting. During after school hours, these programs will offer activities including homework help and tutoring, physical activity, the arts, community service, choices for hands-on learning activities, positive youth development, and leadership.

Grants were approved for the following new programs:

  • Auburn Public Schools’ program at Calvert Elementary School received a $105,000 grant.
  • Collective for Youth’s program in Omaha at Bryan Middle School received a $149,250 federal grant.
  • Collective for Youth’s program in Omaha at Nathan Hale Middle School received a $91,800 federal grant.
  • Kimball Public Schools’ program at Mary Lynch Elementary School received a $60,500 federal grant.
  • Lincoln Public Schools’ programs at Randolph Elementary School, Lincoln High School and Northeast High School received a $182,700 federal grant.
  • Lyons-Decatur Northeast’s program at Lyons-Decatur Elementary School received a $57,750 federal grant.
  • Oakland-Craig Public Schools’ program at Oakland-Craig Elementary School received a $96,300 federal grant.
  • Superior Public Schools’ program at Superior Elementary School received a $74,625 federal grant.

In addition, 13 quality programs at schools across the state will continue to receive federal grants for 21st Century Community Learning Center programs. These grants are available for five years.

The programs and grants are:

  • Collective for Youth’s program in Omaha at Field Club Elementary School received a $50,000 federal grant.
  • Collective for Youth’s program in Omaha at Gomez Elementary School received a $50,000 federal grant.
  • Collective for Youth’s program in Omaha at Indian Hill Elementary School, King Elementary School and Liberty Elementary School received a $118,393 federal grant.
  • Collective for Youth’s program in Omaha at Jackson Elementary School received a $50,000 federal grant.
  • Collective for Youth’s program in Omaha at Marrs Middle School, McMillan Middle School, Morton Middle School and Norris Middle School received a $156,388 federal grant.
  • Collective for Youth’s program in Omaha at Spring Lake Elementary School received a $50,000 federal grant.
  • Kearney Public Schools’ program at Bryant Elementary School, Central Elementary School and Emerson Elementary School received a $100,162 federal grant.
  • Lincoln Public Schools’ program at Holmes Elementary School, Pershing Elementary School and Lefler Middle School received and $119,625 federal grant.
  • Lincoln Public Schools’ programs at Clinton Elementary School, Elliott Elementary School, Hartley Elementary School, Huntington Elementary School, Riley Elementary School, Saratoga Elementary School, West Lincoln Elementary School and Goodrich Middle School received a $137,025 federal grant.
  • Nebraska City Public Schools’ program at Hayward Elementary School received a $60,000 federal grant.
  • Norfolk Public Schools’ program at Norfolk Middle School and Norfolk Junior High School received a $130,417 federal grant.
  • North Platte Public Schools’ program at Cody Elementary School received a $50,000 federal grant.
  • Ogallala Public Schools’ program at Prairie View School received a $50,000 federal grant.
  • Schuyler Community Schools’ program at Schuyler Elementary School and Schuyler Middle School received a $146,857 federal grant.
  • Scottsbluff Public Schools’ program at Roosevelt Elementary School received a $50,000 federal grant.
  • Walthill Public Schools’ program at Walthill Elementary School and Walthill Middle/High School received a $70,249 federal grant.

During the 2017-18 school year, there were 135 sites in 34 Nebraska communities funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, which is funded under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended.

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David Jespersen
Public Information Officer, Nebraska Department of Education
402-471-4537
david.jespersen@nebraska.gov
@NDE_News