Student Transportation Support

  • school busMost Oregon school districts are reimbursed by the state for 70 percent of transportation expenses for academic related field trips. That means if the bus costs $200, school district employees need to raise only $60 to cover the bus expense. If you're not sure how this works in your district, contact your district's business office and ask.
  • Does your field trip include forest education? Apply for reimbursement for bus expenses from Oregon Forest Resources Institute - link
  • Ticket2Ride: K-8 teachers at Title I schools may apply for reimbursement for bus expenses to Oregon State Parks - link
  • Columbia River Maritime Museum offers reimbursement for bus expenses to its site - link
  • Tillamook County Pioneer Museum offers reimbursement for bus expenses to its site - link
  • Oregon Garden in Silverton offers reimbursement for bus expenses to its site - link

 

More Funding Sources

  • Diack Ecology Education Program - In awarding grants, emphasis is placed on the study of living things and ecosystems through scientific inquiry.  Applications to support field based science inquiry grants up to $2000 are accepted year-round. - link
  • Education in Motion - Daimler Trucks North America is providing up to $225,000 to fund FIRST LEGO Robotics programs throughout Oregon and SW Washington. Schools in Port Orford, Seaside and Astoria have received this award in the past. - link
  • EPA Healthy School Environments Grants - A list of grants available to educators, districts and community to support healthy school environments. - link
  • Every Kid in a Park provides free admission for 4th graders and their families to U.S. National Parks, forests, wildlife regues or other national public lands and waters.
  • Gray Family Foundation - Supports professional development, outdoor school and field trips. - link
  • HMSC Marine Education Scholarships - Scholarships available to groups from the Siletz Tribal service area that demonstrate financial need.
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  • NAME Mini-grants - Grants up to $350 are awarded twice a year to current Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators members needing money for educational projects, workshops or activities that promote the value and care of our water resources and enhance the visibility of NAME.  - link
  • NOAA Ocean Guardian School Grants - The Ocean Guardian School program provides $1000 - $4000 for hands-on school projects that are focused on a current issue(s) affecting local watersheds and/or the ocean while promoting best environmental practices. Funding is availble for schools in Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Lane, Douglas, Coos and Curry counties. The next application period will open April 1, 2018. - link
  • Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society - Funds up to $1000 awarded for projects focused on teaching principles of fish biology, fish habitat, and/or watershed ecology in the state of Oregon. - link
  • Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) is a state agency that provides grants to help Oregonians take care of local streams, rivers, wetlands and natural areas. Apply for funds to support a restoration project. - link
  • Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators - Select K-12 educators will receive this $2500 EPA award. - link
  • Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund - Provides funds for educational activities in Lane, Lincoln, Tillamook and other counties. Applications due quarterly, and the next due date is December 11, 2017. - link
  • Target Field Trip Grant - K-12 teachers can apply for up to $700 to support student field trips. Deadline is October 1, 2017. - link
  • Toshiba America Foundation Science and Math Improvement Grants - Science and math teachers with innovative classroom project ideas may apply for these grants. Grade K-5 applications are accepted once a year on October 1. Grade 6-12 applications for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year. Grant requests of more than $5,000 are reviewed twice a year (Feb 1st and Aug 1st). - link