School Bus for the Arts Grants (SBA)

School Bus for the Arts program grants are now closed for the 2019-2020 school year

The School Bus for the Arts program provides grants for PK-12 students to underwrite the cost of field trips to attend professional arts events such as live music, dance or theatre performances, and cultural exhibits at museums or other venues. Allowable expenses include transportation, admission fees, and associated workshop fees, if applicable. There must be an arts focus to the field trip.

Priority will be given to schools and communities that lack access to arts or cultural programs due to geography, economic conditions, ethnic background or disability. Funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until all available funds are awarded.

Eligibility: Nebraska-accredited public or private schools or nonprofit organizations that serve pre-K-12 students.

Grant Amounts:

  • Schools or organizations serving FEWER than 300 students may submit ONE application per school year (maximum request $500)
  • Schools or organizations serving 300 students or MORE may submit ONE application per school year (maximum request $1000) or TWO applications (maximum request $500 each)

Deadline: Applications must be received at least four weeks prior to the start date of the field trip.


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Contact: Linda Hilliar // 402.595.3940