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Target: Field Trip Grants

Deadline: October 1, 2016

Target stores award Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Funds are best used for visits to art, science, and cultural museums; community service or civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities away from the school facility. Funds may be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials and supplies.

Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant’s description of the field trip and its objectives
  • Benefits to the students, including overall student learning experience, relevance to curriculum, and number of students who may benefit from the grant
  • Proposed use of funds
  • Trip to be taken between January 1, 2017 and the end of the 2016-2017 academic year (May/June 2017)

Amount: Over 3,600 grants of up to $700 each will be awarded.

Eligibility: Education professionals who are at least 18 years old and employed by an accredited K-12 public, private, or charter school in the U.S that maintains a 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status are eligible to apply. Educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff of these institutions must be willing to plan and execute a field trip that will provide a demonstrable learning experience for students. If selected, the applicant must provide verification, by the school superintendent, principal, or immediate supervisor of the proposed trip and other information listed in the application.

Link: https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trip-grants

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