How it Works

Educators at schools in districts serving a majority of low-income students may apply for grants of up to $700 to cover transportation costs for field trips to arts and culture sites, historical landmarks, nature preserves and science institutions in New Jersey, and to visit college campuses throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

  • Each eligible school can apply for reimbursement for one field trip a year
  • Funds must be used during the school year in which funding is requested
  • All schools with more than 65 percent of students eligible for free or reduced lunch are eligible for FTNJ funding
  • Schools or associated bus companies will be reimbursed upon receipt of invoice

The Community Foundation is providing seed funding and hosting the program along with our partner, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Other participating funders who contribute significantly to the endowment can become part of an advisory committee that oversees Field Trip New Jersey’s development and operation.

 

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