School Grants for Field Trips Offered by Target Stores: Deadline to apply is Oct. 1st

It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. To help them out, Target began providing field trip grants in 2007 for accredited K-12 public, private or charter schools in the United States.


As part of the program, Target stores award field trip grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued at $700. They are accepting grant applications now until Oct. 1st. Educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals or classified staff of these institutions must be willing to plan and execute a field trip that will provide a demonstrable learning experience for students should consider applying.

The Target Field Trip Grants program is managed and administered entirely by Scholarship America. Scholarship America will evaluate applications and award grants based on the following criteria:
* Applicant's description of the field trip and its objectives
* Benefits to the students, including overall student learning experience, relevance to curriculum and number of students who may benefit from the grant
* Proposed use of funds
* Trip to be taken between January 1, 2019 and the end of the 2018-19 academic year (May/June 2019)


Applications will be judged by Scholarship America, whose decisions will be final in all respects. In the event of a tie, the applications will be re-judged based on the criteria.

All applicants will be notified by e-mail by December 15, 2018. Potential recipients will also be notified by U.S. Mail at their home address and must follow instructions to verify their application information and sign a publicity release form. Grant checks are made payable to recipient's school. In the event a recipient does not implement the field trip by the end of the 2018-19 school year, the grant will be forfeited and funds returned to the SPONSOR. Any tax liability is the responsibility of the school.

Recipients may receive a grant only once in a given school year. Grants are to be used to cover field trip costs and fees. In the event the costs and fees are less than the grant amount, the balance of the grant may be utilized for other education costs such as materials, books and resources related to the curriculum.

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