School Bus Transportation Grant Program

The 2018/2019 transportation grant application process is complete. All categories are full.

If you have questions regarding the grants, please contact Dayna Jalkanen at 614-728-2697 or The Capitol Square Foundation has created a transportation grant program with a generous gift from Honda of America Mfg., Inc. The program is designed to help schools defray bus transportation expenses to the Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center. The grants are based on one-way mileage from your school to Columbus. The 2018/2019 transportation grant application will be available Wednesday, September 5 at 9 a.m. The application is not available prior to this date.

Please thoroughly read the information below, and then complete the online application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Funds are limited, and all grants are approved on a first-come, first-served basis. The grant funds are issued as reimbursements after your visit is completed.

Who Can Apply?

Any Ohio school that receives state funding can apply. However, grants are limited to Ohio students in the 4th through 12th grades during the 2018/2019 school year. Classes below the 4th grade are not eligible. Only one grant will be awarded to each school regardless of the number of buses or students. Grant applicants must have a minimum of 20 people in their group in order to receive transportation funding.

Where Do I Apply?

Applications must be submitted, online, through this page of the Ohio Statehouse website by an authorized teacher or school administrator. Only online applications are accepted. To optimize the performance of the Ohio Statehouse website, CSRAB recommends individuals use the Google Chrome web browser. Additionally, CSRAB suggests applicants refresh their web browser frequently while on the School Transportation Grant Program page.

How Many Grants Are Available?

There are 75 grants available with 25 grants awarded in each of the three categories listed below.

How Is the Grant Amount Determined?

Check the box on the online application that corresponds to the distance, one-way, from your school to the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Please note that the boxes indicate mileage for one-way trips.

Mileage for a one-way trip from your school to the Ohio Statehouse:
0 to 50 miles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 200.00 Category is full
51 to 100 miles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 300.00 Category is full
101+ miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 400.00 Category is full

Twenty-five trips will be awarded in each of the three categories for a total of 75 grants. When the 25 grants have been awarded, that category is closed to applications.

When Is The Application Deadline?

All grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The application process will remain open until all the funds have been awarded.

When And How Will I Be Reimbursed?

The Capitol Square Foundation will reimburse schools within 21 business days after their visit to the Ohio Statehouse. Reimbursements will be made by check. Please be sure to indicate to whom the check is to be written.

The 2018/2019 transportation grant application process is complete. All categories are full.