Eight after-school programs have been awarded grants to provide educational opportunities for students.
The South Dakota Department of Education says the grants range from $50,000 to $150,000 per year. The grants are funded for five years based on annual reviews. The money goes to support tutoring, homework help, music, arts, sports and other after-school activities.
The programs receiving funding this year are Belle Fourche School District, Boys and Girls Club of Watertown, Dupree School District and Huron School District.