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Arizona eligible for a piece of education grant

Arizona is one of nine states eligible for a slice of $200 million in U.S. Department of Education grant money. If Arizona applies, it will be the state’s third try at the federal grant competition.

Arizona narrowly lost out on a piece of the largest federal education grant ever awarded – $3.4 billion last August.

Gov. Jan Brewer’s spokesman Matt Benson tells The Arizona Republic he doesn’t know if the state will try again.

The Education Department says the eligible states can seek $10 million to $50 million in funding depending on the state size and grant applications.

The states include Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and South Carolina.

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