Sixpence Expansion Grants
Enhanced investments in Nebraska’s infants and toddlers was included in the state budget bill for FY2021/22–FY2022/23. LB 342 increases the annual general fund appropriations by $2.5 million per year to the Nebraska Early Childhood Education Endowment Fund—more commonly known as the Sixpence Early Learning Funds
Currently, Sixpence funds 40 Nebraska School Districts throughout the state, who work in partnership with various organizations, agencies and service providers in supporting the healthy cognitive, social-emotional and physical development of children from the prenatal period through age 3, especially those most likely to encounter developmental obstacles early in life.
In response the new funding source, the Sixpence Board of Trustees are releasing a ten question survey to collect information on the interest for new or existing Sixpence programs.
For more information: https://www.singasongofsixpence.org/-lb-342/