Grants of up to $2,500 to Montana schools in eligible regions for field trips to an outdoor recreation and conservation education center. Funding is intended to support lodging and transportation expenses. Field trips are for students in grades 4-12 at schools located a minimum of 50 miles from Montana WILD, located in Helena.
Montana WILD is a statewide facility whose goal is to reach 4th-12th grade students statewide and provide them outdoor recreation and conservation education. The goal of this grant program is to assist “outlying” schools to come and learn at Montana WILD.
- Outlying school districts are 50+ miles/one way from MT Wild.
- Schools must be 150+ miles one way from MT Wild to be reimbursed for lodging costs.
Grant Criteria and General Information:
- Students must be in grades 4-12, unless: (1) it is a small rural school with a combined classroom; or (2) the teacher has completed a "Growing Up Wild Training."
- To participate, a school must be an 'outlying" school (a minimum of 50 miles, one way from Helena).
- Schools must visit for a minimum of 2.5 hours.
- To qualify for lodging reimbursement, schools must be located more than 150 miles (one way from Helena).
The deadline for this grant is May 28, 2023.
This is a reimbursement grant. School must complete the trip and pay expenses prior to receiving reimbursement.
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Schools can apply for up to $2,500/school for reimbursement of transportation & lodging costs.