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Nebraska to give $50 educational donation to newborns

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Posted at 2:04 PM, Mar 30, 2021

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Every baby born in Nebraska in 2020 will get a $50 donation in April to help cover future in-state educational expenses.

State Treasurer John Murante says eligible families will receive a letter announcing their qualification in the state’s Meadowlark Program.

The Meadowlark Program was created through a 2019 state law that was designed to help Nebraska families pay for educational expenses.

Children who are born in Nebraska are automatically enrolled unless they opt-out, and will receive a donation the year after their birth. The donation is offered with no extra cost of paperwork for families.

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