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  Funding Opportunity Details
 99859-MT Wild School Transportation Grant 2020-2021 School Year
 
  FWP MT WILD
  Application Deadline: 06/30/2020 5:00 PM
 
 
Award Amount Range: $0.00 - $2,500.00
Project Start Date: 09/01/2020
Project End Date: 06/15/2021
Award Announcement Date:
Program Officer: Corie Rice
Phone: 406-444-9944 x
Email: corie.rice@mt.gov
 
This Opportunity is recurring  Yes 
Categorical Area(s) To be Addressed by Program  Education  
 
 
Description
 
 

AUGUST 2020-JUNE 2021 SCHOOL YEAR

TRANSPORTATION & LODGING GRANT APPLICATION

Grades 4-12

FWP is offering Montana outlying school district grant funds to visit Montana WILD - Education Center located in Helena, Montana. The goal of this grant program is to assist "outlying" schools to learn at Montana WILD.

Grants are for transportation and/or lodging costs only.

GRANT CRITERIA AND GENERAL INFORMATION

  • This is a reimbursement grant.  School must complete the trip and pay expenses prior to receiving reimbursement. 
  • Schools may apply for up to $2,500 annually which represents the combined total of eligible transportation and lodging reimbursement.
  • Schools must apply through Web Grants (www.funding.mt.gov).
  • Students must be in grades 4-12, unless: (1) it is a small rural school with a combined classroom; or (2) the teacher has completed a Growing Up Wild Training.
  • To participate, a school must be an 'outlying" school (a minimum of 50 miles, one way from Helena).
  • To qualify for lodging reimbursement, schools must be located more than 150 miles (one way from Helena).
  • The deadline for this grant is May 28, 2020.
  • Schools must visit for a minimum of 2.5 hours.
  • Schools must complete:  
    • Prior to their visit – Two FWP approved lesson plans/activities.  
    • After their visit – FWP also encourages that after the visit schools do one community-based project focusing on conservation, living with wildlife or stewardship.
  • Personal food and beverages (except water) is not permitted into the building. Please plan your lunches accordingly. There are a few picnic tables behind the center and nearby at Spring Meadow Lake State Park. You can reserve the Group Shelter at Spring Meadow Lake State Park online: https://montanastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=MT&parkId=630318

REIMBURSEMENT GUIDELINES

  • Only the school participating can be reimbursed.  Third party vendors (bus companies) cannot be paid directly.
  • Reimbursement is for eligible transportation and lodging costs only.  Food or substitute pay is not eligible for reimbursement.
  • School must provide proof of payment for lodging and transportation expenditures to be eligible for reimbursement.
  • Reimbursement for student lodging is $30 per student.
  • Reimbursement for teacher lodging is $30 per teacher and is provided for one teacher for every 15 students.
 
 
 
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http://fwp.mt.gov/education/montanaWild/grants/ Montana WILD Transportation and Lodging Grant Website
 
 
 
 
   
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