Nebraska Experience Guidelines


  • Participation is limited to students enrolled in 4th grade during the 2017-18 school year and their teachers and chaperones.
  • The field trip must involve travel to the Nebraska State Capitol or another approved site that is relevant to the study of Nebraska history. For a list of these destinations, click below.
  • Travel expenses associated with student competitions and/or student performances, such as band festivals and choir or theater performances, are not eligible.
  • An individual school building may receive only one NESB grant during the 2017-18 school year for all of its 4th grade students. School districts with multiple elementary schools are encouraged to combine multiple school buildings into one application.
  • All grant applications must be submitted online by the district superintendent or designated representative.

Grant 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
0-10 miles $8
11-75 miles $12
76-150 miles $18
over 150 miles $25


Distance from school to venue Maximum per student request Number of 4th graders Total grant request amount
7 miles $8 x 120 = $960
56 miles $12 x 45 = $540
92 miles $18 x 67 = $1,206
170 miles $25 x 33 = $825

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, but no later than February 1. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

How to Apply:

  • School buildings in districts with multiple elementary schools are encouraged to contract their central administration prior to submitting an application.
  • Each school must have proof of a confirmed reservation with one of the approved sites. A digital copy of this confirmation will be required to complete the online application process.
  • Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.
  • The program will close once all funds are awarded.
  • Download Guidelines PDF

Email or call (402) 595-2122.