The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and Capitol Square Foundation announced applications will soon open for school transportation grants to help offset school field trips to the Ohio Statehouse.
The organizations said applications for 33 grants to be awarded will be open 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 through 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28. The grants are based on one-way mileage from a visiting school to Columbus. CSRAB will use a random number generator to select winning schools.
Eleven grants will be awarded in each of three categories: $200 grants for up to 50 miles of travel distance; $300 for 51 to 100 miles; and $400 for more than 100 miles. Any Ohio school that receives state funding is eligible to apply, but grants are limited to trips by fourth through twelfth grade students in the current academic year. Only one grant per school can be awarded, regardless of how many students or buses will be visiting.
Only online applications will be accepted, and they must be submitted by an authorized teacher or administrator. More information is at http://ohiostatehouse.org/visit/school-and-group-tours/school-bus-transportation-grant-program.
CSRAB said more than 75,000 students representing all 88 counties have visited the Statehouse with help from the grants since the program began in 2009.
“The foundation is grateful for the partnership with Honda of America and their remarkable, continued financial support," said Charles Moses, Capitol Square Foundation chair. “This program allows students from all over Ohio to learn first-hand how their government works and how they can make a difference.”
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.”
Story originally published in The Hannah Report on February 18, 2022. Copyright 2022 Hannah News Service, Inc.