Bus Grants

Bus Grant Program

Click here to begin your application process. (Applications will be accepted beginning Friday, August 15.) Click here to see a sample of the online application form.

For an overview of the Bus Grant program, rules and frequently asked questions please click here.

The Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) Bus Grant program is a grant initiative designed to help schools in the heritage area fund the transportation costs associated with field study trips to designated SSNHA Partner Sites and farm sites which allows students the opportunity to learn about America’s agricultural heritage firsthand. The grant funds 75% of the total amount of transportation to and from the school and the selected SSNHA Partner Site or farm site for the field study trip, not to exceed $350.00. Since the inception of the program, it has helped more than 10,000 students connect with America’s agricultural story and discover the importance of Iowa’s role in feeding the world.

Thank you to the Growmark Foundation for generously supporting this program!

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