PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Federal grants totaling $200,000 will support 12 research-related projects in South Dakota school districts and other educational agencies.

The state Education Department says the projects will involve science, technology, engineering and math. The grants are funded through the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.

Grants are going to the Brookings, Canton, Harding County, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Sisseton school districts. Also receiving grants are Lake Area Multi District and the East Dakota Education Cooperative.

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