Field Trip Grant Round Up

Even though the school year has begun, there is still some time to plan, apply for, and receive grant money for your 2017/2018 school year field trips. We’ve provided a bit of information and links to learn more about a few general and specific opportunities that may could fund your next hands-on lesson.

If you are planning a field trip between January 1, 2018 and May/June of 2018, take advantage of the grant offered by Target Corporation to teachers of K-12 students. The deadline to apply is October 1st, so time is running out.

For more information: Target

Do you teach in Illinois? The Illinois Department of Natural Resource offers grants to PreK-12 teachers and home-schooling teachers who want to take a single day outdoor field trip to study Illinois’ biodiversity. Grants can be used for transportation and substitute teacher expenses. The application deadline is January 31, 2018.

For more information: Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant

Calling all K-12 History and Social Studies teachers. The Civil War Trust accepts applications for funding for transportation, meals, admission fees to Civil War, Revolutionary War, or War of 1812 battlefields, museums, or historic sites. There is no deadline, but you must apply one month before your trip.

For more information: Civil War Trust

Foundation Club Members can apply for traditional grants of up to $500 for field trips and other classroom projects. Not a member? Well, membership is free. The application deadline is very soon, September 30th.

For more information: The Meemic Foundation

Teachers in Massachusetts can take advantage of the Big Yellow School Bus grants to help fund their transportation to non-profit cultural institutions and events across the state.

For more information: Massachusetts Cultural Council – Big Yellow School Bus

Student-Achievement Grants from the NEA help teachers fund transportation, technology, scholars-in-residence, and resource materials needed for projects. Currently the NEA is given preference to STEM and global learning projects. You must be an NEA member.  Requests must be for $2000 or $5000 and a line item budget must be submitted with the application.

For more information: The NEA Foundation

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