PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota schools can now begin applying for two new kinds of grants approved by this year's Legislature.

The Legislature set aside $500,000 for grants that are intended to help teachers use technology in innovative ways. Public school districts, teachers and Education Service Agencies can submit applications until July 8.

Lawmakers also provided $500,000 for grants that will help public school districts upgrade their technology infrastructure. Applications will be accepted until June 15.

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