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  Funding Opportunity Details
 88831-MT Wild School Transportation Grant
  Application Deadline: 01/31/2020 12:00 AM
Award Amount Range: $0.00 - $2,500.00
Project Start Date: 09/01/2019
Project End Date: 06/15/2020
Award Announcement Date:
Program Officer: Corie Rice
Phone: 406-444-9944 x
This Opportunity is recurring  Yes 
Categorical Area(s) To be Addressed by Program  Education  



Grades 4-12

FWP is offering Montana outlying school district grant funds to visit Montana WILD - Education Center located in Helena, Montana.  Grants are for transportation and/or lodging costs only.  The goal of this grant program is to assist "outlying" schools to come and learn at Montana WILD.


  • This is a reimbursement grant.  School must complete the trip prior to receiving reimbursement.
  • Students must be in grades 4th-12th, unless (1) it is a small rural school school with a combined classroom or (2) the teacher has completed a Growing Up Wild Training.
  • To apply for the grant a school must:  Be an 'outlying" school (50 miles, one way from Helena)
  • To qualify for lodging reimbursement, schools must be located more than 150 miles (one way from Helena).  Lodging reimbursement is $20 per student.
  • Total transportation and lodging reimbursement combined is limited to $2,500 per school.
  • The deadline for this grant is May 26, 2019.
  • Schools must visit for a minimum of 2.5 hours.
  • Schools must complete:  Prior to their visit -- 2 FWP approved lesson plans/activities.  After their visit -- We also encourage that after their visits school do 1 community-based project focusing on conservation, living with wildlife or stewardship.
  • Reimbursement guidelines:  Only the school participating can be reimbursed.  Third party vendors (bus companies) cannot be paid directly.
  • Reimbursement is for eligible transportation and lodging costs only.  Food or substitute pay is not eligible for reimbursement.
  • We do not allow students to bring their own food or beverages (except water) into the building. Please plan your lunches accordingly. There are a few picnic tables behind the center and nearby at Spring Meadow Lake State Park. You can reserve the Group Shelter at Spring Meadow Lake State Park for $75.00.




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