The Community Foundation, through a grant from the Dyson Foundation, is pleased to offer a Field Trip Grant program. This grant program is designed to distribute funds in amounts up to $2,000 to public schools in Dutchess and Ulster Counties to enhance classroom learning opportunities.
Any educator in a public school or school district in Dutchess County or Ulster County, New York – kindergarten to grade 12 may apply for a grant.
MAXIMUM GRANT AMOUNT
The maximum grant award is $2,000 per field trip. There is not a limit of requests that can be made per school.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR GRANT FUNDING
Field trips must be tied to educational curricula.
Teachers should seek funding from their school or district first. If that source is depleted or not available for a particular field trip, the teacher/school may request money from this fund.
Field trips should occur during the regular academic year and generally during school hours.
Summer programs and after-school programs are not eligible.
Funds may cover transportation, admissions, or to help defray the costs of students who do not have the ability to pay for their portion in cases where students/families are expected to pay all or a portion of the cost.
The proposed field trip should be reasonable and appropriate.
Fall Online Application available: TBA Fall Application Deadline: TBA Award notification: TBA
Click here to download a copy of the Field Trip Grant Guidelines.
Click here to access the Online Application Portal.