Big Yellow School Bus Grant Program for Schools

New Massachusetts grant program provides essential funds for cultural field trips

We have heard from Local Cultural Councils across Massachusetts that transportation costs are a growing factor in whether or not schools can afford to send students on cultural field trips. Given that there are already huge demands on LCC funds, the Massachusetts Cultural Council has sought ways to support LCCs in their work and to supplement the funding available for young people to connect with art and culture across the state. We are pleased to report that Bank of America Charitable Foundation has invested in a partnership with MCC to help communities meet these rising transportation costs.

The Big Yellow School Bus is a new grant program to help schools meet the costs of providing educational field trips to cultural institutions and events across the Commonwealth for their students. The program invites any K-12 school in Massachusetts to apply for a $200 grant to be put towards the cost of transportation for cultural field trips during the 2008-2009 school year; grants will be awarded on a first come first served basis. Read the rest of this entry »

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