Nebraska to give $50 educational donation to newborns
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.