AUGUST 2019-JUNE 2020 SCHOOL YEAR
TRANSPORTATION & LODGING GRANT APPLICATION
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.
GRANT CRITERIA AND GENERAL INFORMATION
- 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.