The Nebraska Experience School Bus (NESB) grant program is an initiative that celebrates our sesquicentennial by providing fourth grade students studying Nebraska history with the opportunity to visit the State Capitol or another designated Nebraska historical or cultural site during the 2017-18 schoolyear.
Eligible organizations are:
• Nebraska accredited public or private schools, or
• Nebraska-based nonprofit organizations that have federal tax-exempt status 501(c)(3) which serve home school students residing in Nebraska.
Grant Request Amounts:
The following table determines the maximum allowable grant request per student based on distance from the school building to field trip destination. Distances should be calculated based on mileage one way from the school address to destination address.
|Distance from school to venue||Maximum per student request|
|over 150 miles||$24|
|Distance from school to venue||Maximum per student request||Number of 4th graders||Total grant request amount|
|7 miles||$6||x 120||= $ 720|
|56 miles||$12||x 45||= $ 540|
|92 miles||$18||x 67||= $1206|
|170 miles||$24||x 33||= $ 792|
The deadline is the first of each month beginning July 1, 2017. Applications must be received at least four weeks prior to the start date of the field trip.
For example, if your field trip is scheduled for March 15, the application must be submitted no later than February 1. Applicants can apply as early as July 1.
How to Apply:
Notification and Payment
Applicants will receive an automated email receipt once the online grant application is submitted. Notification of funding will be provided via email within two weeks of receipt of the application, providing there are no errors or corrections. Payment of the grant award will be made within 30 days of grant notification. For applications that contain multiple field trips, payment will be made within 30 days of notification of funding.
Terms and Conditions
Applicant organizations agree to abide by the program guidelines described above. In the case of cancellations or changes to your trip after the grant is awarded, please inform the Nebraska Arts Council of these changes in writing at nac.grants@nebraska,gov. Any unused grant funds are to be returned to the NAC within 60 days of the final field trip. A final report will be required within 30 days of the district’s final field trip. Instructions for completion of this final report will be included in the grant notification email.
Questions? Don't hesitate to contact the NAC by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-341-4067 (statewide), or in Omaha at 402-595-2122.