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MacMillan Field Trip Grants

MacMillan Field Trip Grants offer financial assistance to schools in greater Minnesota so they may visit MNHS historic sites and museums in the Twin Cities.

Eligibility: 

  • School must be in Minnesota.
  • Schools located 50 miles or more from the Minnesota History Center are eligible for a transportation subsidy.
  • Schools located 150 miles or more from the Minnesota History Center are eligible for a transportation subsidy and a minimal meal and/or lodging subsidy.
  • Must complete a field trip to one of these MNHS historic sites or museums: Minnesota History Center, Mill City Museum, James J. Hill House, Historic Fort Snelling/Sibley House, Alexander Ramsey House or Oliver H. Kelley Farm between September 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
  • Schools do not need to meet any Title I, Federal Free and Reduced Lunch or other economic need requirements..
  • 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.
  • 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 annually; having received a reward in a previous year does not make a school ineligible.
  • Schools may only receive one award per year.
  • MacMillan Field Trip Grants 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 distance between your school and the Minnesota History Center (345 Kellogg Blvd. West, Saint Paul, MN 55102).
  • 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 a MacMillan Field Trip Grant does not schedule your field trip. Be sure to book your field trip.
  • If you are awarded a MacMillan Field Trip Grant 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 scholarships@mnhs.org.

2014-15 School Year MacMillan Field Trip Grant subsidy rates:

 
 

Per student transportation subsidy

Per student meal/lodging subsidy

Potential TOTAL per student subsidy

ZONE 1: 50 – 99 miles

$4

N/A

$4

ZONE 2: 100 – 149 miles

$6

N/A

$6

ZONE 3: 150 miles or more

$8

$10 (meal); $25 (lodging)

$43

 

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