Five after-school programs in Arizona will each be awarded a $1,500 grant by the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence to create new or expanded ways to incorporate technology-based learning in after-school programs.

Applications for the grants are being accepted until Friday, Sept. 9 from after-school or out-of-school-time programs serving children 6 to 18 years old. Applications, which can be downloaded by visiting, must include a full description of how the technology will be used, expected educational benefits and a budget.

Technology grant applications can be submitted to or by mail to the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence, 112 N. Central Ave., Suite 700, Phoenix, Ariz. 85004.

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