Bus Grants

Bus Grant Program

Thank you for your interest in the Bus Grant Program. Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are now available and may be submitted via Survey Gizmo by clicking here or by filling out and sending in a hard copy found here. Deadline to apply is December 15, 2018.

Be sure to apply early, as all available funding is usually awarded before the deadline.

To assist you, a sample of the online application form may be found here. 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 37 county heritage area fund the transportation costs associated with field study trips to designated SSNHA Partner Sites and farm sites¬†giving 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 24,000 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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