Bus Grants

Bus Grant Program

Thank you for your interest in the Bus Grant Program. Applications to apply for the 2019-2020 school year are now available.

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, award not to exceed $350.00.

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.

To apply online, please click here to be taken to the application. If you would rather fill out a paper form and mail it in, please find it here. *Reminder, you must attach an estimate of cost from your district’s transportation department or contracted transportation department.

Since the inception of the program, it has helped more than 27,000 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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