Grants available for school field trips; apply by Feb. 19

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From the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown:

MORRISTOWN — Eligible New Jersey schools are invited to apply for grants through a new fund designed to support opportunities for students in underserved communities to experience field trips.

field trip njThe Field Trip New Jersey fund is open to schools with more than 65 percent of students eligible for free and reduced lunches under the National School Lunch Program.

Educators can apply for grants of up to $700 to cover transportation costs for field trips to arts and culture sites, historic landmarks, nature preserves, and science institutions in New Jersey, as well as college campuses in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The application deadline for field trips to take place between March 15 and Aug. 31, 2016, is Feb. 19.

Field Trip New Jersey is administered by the Community Foundation of New Jersey, which partnered with the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation to launch the fund. Additional support was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

To learn more about Field Trip New Jersey and to apply, please visit or email


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