LINCOLN, Neb. (KCAU) — Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen is set to announce an “initiative to strengthen summer food service programs in the state,” his office said.
He will be joined by the CEO of the Department of Health and Human Services, Steve Corsi, and the Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Brian Maher to discuss the initiative.
This comes a couple of months after the governor declined to have Nebraska take part in the federal Summer EBT program. It would have delivered an estimated $18 million in funds for families whose household income qualifies children to receive free and reduced school lunches during the school year.
Omaha Sen. Jen Day presented a bill seeking to reverse Pillen’s rejection to the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee on Feb. 1.
The press conference is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. You can watch it in the player above.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.