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


More Funding Sources

  • American Chemistry Society Professional Development Grant - The ACS-Hach Professional Development Grant supports high school chemistry teachers as they identify and pursue opportunities that advance their professional development and enhance the teaching and learning of chemistry in their classrooms. Apply by Jan 4, 2019.  - link
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, 2019. - link
  • Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society - Generally, 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 - link
  • Target Field Trip Grant - K-12 teachers can apply for up to $700 to support student field trips. - 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