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School Bus for the Arts Grants (SBA)

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 concerts, dance or theatre performances and cultural exhibits at museums or other venues. Field trips may also include learning opportunities such as theatre workshops led by professional artists; there must be an arts component to the field trip. Allowable expenses include transportation, admission fees, and associated workshop fees, if applicable.

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.

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


Grant Amounts:

This is a reimbursement grant program. NEW Grant Amount Limits starting 2021-2022 school year. A school or organization may submit one or more applications per year as long as the maximum amount listed below is not exceeded within the same school year.

Schools or organizations serving between 1 - 100 students

  • A maximum of $400 per school year.

Schools or organizations serving between 101 - 200 students

  • A maximum of $600 per school year.

Schools or organizations serving between 201 - 400 students

  • A maximum of $800 per school year.

Schools or organizations serving more than 401 students

  • A maximum of $1000 per school year.
     

New optional application process: School districts now have the option to include multiple schools within a single application through the new Central Office Application process. Interested applicants must contact NAC staff prior to submitting an application. Email nac.grants@nebraska.gov or call 402-595-2122 to schedule a conversation.

Deadline: At least four weeks prior to the event date. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. The program will close once all funds have been awarded.

Contact: Linda Hilliar // 402.595.3940

 

KIMMEL SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA SCHOOL BUS FOR THE ARTS GRANTS (SBA)

Through the generous support of the The Richard P. Kimmel & Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, the Nebraska Arts Council is pleased to offer School Bus for the Arts grant funds, specifically available to schools in Southeast NE. 

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Eligibility: Nebraska-accredited public or private schools or nonprofit organizations that serve pre-K-12 students based in Southeast Nebraska, including but not limited to schools in the following counties: Otoe, Nemaha, Richardson, Pawnee, Gage, Johnson, Eastern and Southern Cass, and Eastern and Southern Lancaster.

Grant Amounts: This is a reimbursement grant program. Request limits are the same as the SBA guidelines, outlined, above.

Download this Field Trip Guide to learn about art organizations and events in your area.

Contact: Linda Hilliar // 402.595.3940