$200 Travel Grants for Montana Groups to Public Lands – Stay Tuned

Tally Lake Campground$200 Travel Grants for Montana  Groups to Public Lands

The National Park Foundation has awarded Glacier National Park a grant to distribute about forty $200 bus grants for Montana educational groups visiting federal and state public lands. Glacier is partnering with the Montana Environmental Education Association and Montana State Parks to track and distribute these grants.

Details for how to apply for the grants will be posted here by Oct. 5, 2018. Applications on-line will be taken from Oct. 6 – Oct. 22, 2018.  In the past, requests for the $200 bus grants were filled on a first come, first served, basis to fourth grade classrooms in Montana that were underserved in their access to public lands for outdoor education. In 2018-2019, the emphasis is still on fourth grade classrooms but it’s not exclusive to fourth grade. Field trips can take place from Jan. 1, 2019 – August 30, 2019. Applicants must indicate that they are going to a public land site that is supported by the EKIP program (which includes state parks in Montana). Educators receiving grant awards must agree to complete a post-visit report after their field trip that includes a field trip photo. Eastern Montana Schools and those that have not received grants previously will be given higher priority.