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Funding for School Programs
Please check out these generous resources to apply for funding for your Field Trip or Traveling Science Workshop:
Target Field Trip Grants Program
Target provides 5,000 field trip grants of up to $700 each.
Grant funds can be used for visits to art, science, and cultural museums or to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation.
Grant applications are accepted August 1 through September 30.
Visit https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trip-grants for more information
Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Big Yellow School Bus
Big Yellow School Bus, a partnership between the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), provides grants to help schools meet the transportation costs of educational field trips to cultural institutions and events.
Visit http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/programs/bigyellow.asp for more information
Local Cultural Councils
Your Local Cultural Council (LCC) can fund field trips for children grades pre-K through 12, subsidizing the cost of admission to attend programs in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences including performances, educational tours and exhibits. LCCs are comprised of volunteers who are appointed by municipal officials to regrant funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Countil at the community level.
Visit http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/programs/lccgrants.asp for more information.
Remember, teachers are always welcome to visit the Museums at no charge!