Bus on Us!

Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area Bus on Us! grant program is designed to assist educators and schools with the cost of transportation to field trips within the heritage area that also align with the themes of Freedom’s Frontier (Missouri Kansas Border War, Shaping the Frontier, and Struggles for Freedom).

Who is Eligible?
An accredited PreK-12 public, private, or charter school located within Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area with students who would like to discover and explore the themes of the heritage area. Only one grant per classroom will be awarded within each grant cycle (school year).

What Field Trips are Eligible?
Any registered field trip related to the Freedom’s Frontier themes and located within the 41 counties of the heritage area are eligible for up to 75% of funding towards transportation. A list of these eligible field trips can be found here. Other destinations, shall be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

How are the Grants Approved?
Grants will be awarded to complete and approved applications on a first come, first serve basis until all funding for that grant cycle is depleted. A notice will be made on the our website when the current funding has been depleted for that grant cycle.

How do you apply?
Send us an e-mail at info@freedomsfrontier.org and we will send you an application and other documentation you will need. Submit completed application back to us through e-mail. Educators will be notified of their grant status by email within two weeks of submitting the application.

Receiving Funds
To receive reimbursement for the transportation, educators must submit all necessary documentation to us, within 14 calendar days of the field trip, with a close out report. If any forms are not submitted on time, reimbursement shall not be released. Freedom's Frontier may pay up to 75% of the transportation costs. Educators and schools are responsible for paying the remainder of the transportation costs. Within two weeks of the scheduled field trip, educators must submit an invoice for the cost of the transportation as well as a completed evaluation.
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