CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Legislature has set aside $200,000 for grants to school districts for anti-bullying programs.

The grants will be administered by the state Department of Education.

Republican Sen. Leslie Nutting, of Cheyenne, had the money inserted in the state budget during the just completed legislative budget session.

Nutting tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that the anti-bullying effort is important to a lot of the people in the state and is a concern of many teachers and school administrators.

Teri Wigert of the Education Department says the agency will award money to districts through competitive mini-grants.