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Biodiversity Field Trip Grant

Grants to Illinois Pre-K-12 Teachers for Outdoor
Schools Trips Related to Environmental Education

GrantWatch ID#: 176792
Agency Type:


Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) - ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) Program

01/31/17 Postmarked

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Grants of up to $500 per teacher to Illinois pre-K-12 teachers for field trips that relate to environmental education and natural resources, with a particular emphasis on biodiversity in the State. The field trip should provide students with an opportunity to experience a topic currently being taught in the applicant’s curriculum.

Items eligible for funding include transportation and compensation for substitute teachers for those teachers who are participating in the field trip. Admission fees and guest speaker costs directly related to the field trip will be considered only if ample funds are available.

Priority is given to single-day, outdoor field trips.

Multiple teachers within the same school can collaborate on the field trip. There is a $500 limit per teacher.

Bus transportation costs for collaborative field trips may not exceed $1,000.

Funds must be applied to a field trip before December 31, 2017.

Grants are only available to teachers of grades prekindergarten through 12 in Illinois schools and home-schooling teachers in Illinois.

Applicant are encouraged to listen to the Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant podcast for application tips:

View the text version of the Podcast here:

Applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2017. Applicants must also complete and submit the W-9 form to the school.

Applications are reviewed by a committee and notification will be made no sooner than six weeks after the application deadline. No reimbursement will be made for field trips occurring prior to grant award notification.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Division of Education
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL 62702-1271


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