School Tours - School Bus Transportation Grant Program

Applications For 2014-2015 Will Open Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9 a.m.

Applications For 2013-2014 Are Closed

If you have questions regarding the grants, please contact Cheryl Straker at 614/644-4154 or cstraker@csrab.state.oh.us. The Capitol Square Foundation has created a transportation grant program with generous gifts from the Honda of America Mfg., Inc. and Walmart. 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. 

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

Who Can Apply

Any Ohio school that receives state funding. However, grants are limited to Ohio students in the 4th through 12th grades during the 2013-2014 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. 

Where Do I Apply?

Applications must be submitted online by an authorized teacher or school administrator. Only online applications are accepted. 

How Many Grants Are Available?

There are 105 grants available with thirty-five (35) grants awarded in each of the three categories listed below. (See "How is the Grant Amount Determined?") 

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 Statehouse:
1 to 50 miles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 200.00 reimbursement;
51 to 100 miles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 300.00 reimbursement;
101+ miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 400.00 reimbursement;
Thirty-five (35) trips will be awarded in each of the three categories for a total of 105 grants. When the 35 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 Museum Education Center. Reimbursements will be made by check. Please be sure to indicate to whom the check is to be written. 

Applications For 2013-2014 Are Closed