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Legacy Field Trip Support Fund

The 2017-2018 Legacy Field Trip Grants offer financial assistance to schools in Minnesota with over 25% of the student population receiving aid from the federal free and reduced lunch program.  

  • School must be in Minnesota.
  • 25% or more of school's students must be enrolled in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program.
  • Field trip to an MNHS historic site or museum must take place between September 1, 2017 and June 9, 2018.
  • Funds may only be used to offset transportation costs.
  • If your school is not eligible, please visit our subsidies page to see other financial assistance available.
How It Works:
  • Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Eligible schools will be reimbursed at the rate of $4 per student that attended the field trip.
  • Reimbursement checks will be sent within 40 days of the field trip’s completion. After you complete your application and receive confirmation of your reward, no other action is required to receive your reimbursement - just enjoy your field trip!
  • Schools may apply to use Legacy Field Trip Support Funds more than once in the same school year, but field trips may not occur on the same date.
  • Legacy Field Trip Support Funds may not be used in combination with other MNHS transportation subsidies on the same field trip date.
Please Gather the Following Before You Apply:
  • The percentage of students at your school enrolled in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program.
  • The number of students who will attend the field trip. 
  • Your school’s Federal Employer Identification Number, or FEIN. Please note: the FEIN is a nine-digit number assigned by the IRS and used in the administration of tax laws. It is also known as a Tax Identification Number (TIN). This number is not your school’s tax exempt number. We require this number to administer your transportation reimbursement.

To Apply: 

Your Field Trip:
  • Applying for Legacy Field Trip Support Funds does not schedule your field trip. Be sure to book your field trip.
  • If you are awarded Legacy Field Trip Support funds but need to change the date of your field trip, please contact the field trip site to reschedule your visit and email the new date to