Grants help pay for after-school programs statewide

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- After-school programs will receive more than $300,000 in grant money to help provide activities for Nebraska kids at 48 sites statewide.

The Nebraska Department of Education says the two-year grants are funded with proceeds from the state lottery. The grants range from $10,000 to $30,000 and must be matched by the recipients.

The grant money will help programs in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, Lexington, North Platte, Ogallala and Garden County.

All the sites that received grants have been in operation for at least five years.

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