Transportation Grants Available for 2023-2024 School Tours
ONLINE APPLICATION OPEN SEPT. 11 THROUGH SEPT. 18, 2023
September 8, 2023
School Field Trip to the Ohio Statehouse
(Columbus, OH)—The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and the Capitol Square Foundation (CSF) are pleased to announce that 81 schools will be awarded Transportation Grants for the 2023-2024 academic year. The online application will open on Monday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. and remain open until 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18.
The grants will help schools defray bus transportation costs for field trips to the Ohio Statehouse and its museum. Each grant’s amount will be based on one-way mileage from the visiting school to the Ohio Statehouse.
Since the creation of CSF’s program in 2009, more than 75,000 students from all 88 counties in Ohio have visited the Ohio Statehouse through the assistance of these grants. “The Foundation is grateful for the partnership with Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. and their remarkable, continued financial support," said Charles Moses, CSF Chairman. “This program allows students from all over Ohio to learn first-hand how their government works and how they can make a difference.”
27 grants will be awarded in each of three mileage categories:
1 to 50 miles ($200)
51 to 100 miles ($300)
101+ miles ($400)
This year, teachers will have eight days to submit applications. CSRAB will use a random number generator to choose 27 schools from each mileage category.
"The Transportation Grant Program affords Ohio schools a way to visit the Ohio Statehouse," said Laura P. Battocletti, CSRAB Executive Director. “Students who visit the Statehouse have an unforgettable experience of Ohio civics and Ohio history.”
The Transportation Grants will be available to any school in Ohio that receives state funding. Grants are limited to students in the fourth through 12th grades during the 2023-2024 academic year. Only one Transportation Grant will be awarded to each school, regardless of the number of buses or students visiting the Ohio Statehouse. Additionally, schools must have a minimum of 20 students on their field trip in order to be eligible for a grant, and recipients must schedule and attend a guided tour of the Statehouse in order to receive their funds.
Only online applications will be accepted and must be submitted by an authorized teacher or school administrator. Applications will be accepted for eight days, from Sept. 11-18. All grant applicants will be notified of their status on Sept. 20, 2023.
Detailed information about the program is available at: https://www.ohiostatehouse.org/visit/school-and-group-tours/school-bus-transportation-grant-program
# # #