The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and the Capitol Square Foundation (CSF) are pleased to announce that 75 school transportation grants will be awarded for the 2018-19 academic year.
The online application process will open Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. The grants will be made available to help schools defray bus transportation costs for field trips to the Ohio Statehouse and its museum. Each grant will be based on one-way mileage from the visiting school to Columbus.
Twenty-five grants will be awarded in each of three mileage categories. The mileage categories are for a one-way trip from the visiting school to the Ohio Statehouse.
The three mileage categories include:
• 1 to 50 miles, $200;
• 51 to 100 miles, $300; and
• 101+ miles, $400.
Each category will be closed once the 25 available grants have been awarded. All grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
The school transportation grants will be available to any Ohio school that receives state funding. The grants are limited to Ohio students in the fourth through 12th grades during the 2018-19 academic year. Only one transportation grant will be awarded to each school regardless of the number of buses or students visiting the Ohio Statehouse. A field trip to the Ohio Statehouse can be combined with visits to other educational attractions in downtown Columbus, including the Ohio Art Council’s Riffe Gallery, Columbus Museum of Art, COSI and the Ohio Judicial Center.
Only online applications will be accepted. All applications must be submitted by an authorized teacher or school administrator. Applications will be accepted until every grant is awarded.
Eligibility: Grades 4-12, 2018-2019 school year; only schools which receive state funding.
Award: 25 Grants in 3 mileage categories: $200, $300, $400.
Deadline: All grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.