School Bus for the Arts Grants (SBA)

Please note: The School Bus for the Arts grant program is temporarily suspended.

Program provides grants to underwrite the cost of field trips and admission fees for K-12 students to attend professional arts events such as live music, dance or theatre performances, and cultural exhibits at museums or other venues. There must be an arts component 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: At least four weeks prior to the event date.

Contact: Linda Hilliar // 402.595.3940