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2021 Summer of Innovation

Summer of Innovation: Grants

Beyond School Bells, Nebraska’s statewide afterschool network, is excited to announce our 2021 Summer of Innovation grant program for Nebraska school-based and linked summer programs.  We know that many school districts will be offering services designed to “accelerate and renew” learning this summer and we want to complement these efforts with expanded learning opportunities providing youth with exciting, engaging and inspiring experiences.  These Summer of Innovation grants, which will be part of the Nebraska ELO Innovation Network that Beyond School Bells facilitates, will provide summer programs with resources to supplement core learning with learning components that reflect youth interests and build skills helping youth thrive in these challenging times. 

There are three categories of grants available, outlined in the RFP.  In an effort to spread this grant funding across the state, Beyond School Bells will only be administering one grant per community / school district.  Grant awards will be up to $15,000. 

This grant application is now closed (Applications were due April 1, 2021).