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TranspArtation grants available for Kentucky schools, teachers

Many School Districts, including Adair County, have severely restricted assistance for extra-curricular transportation. Here's one area where help is on its way. Deadline for current round of funding is August 15, 2014.

By Alex Newby

FRANKFORT, KY - Kentucky schools and teachers can apply for the next round of TranspArtation grants from the Kentucky Arts Council for arts-related field trips to be taken between October 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015.

The grant funding is available for any Kentucky school, public or private, that supports grades pre-K through 12, to assist with transportation costs to and from arts field trips and events.

Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis and are based on mileage from the school building to the arts organization or performance venue and the number of buses necessary. There is a minimum grant amount of $100.

"There are four opportunities throughout the year to apply for the arts council's TranspArtation grant," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "This program ensures teachers who are eager to provide arts education experiences to their students have multiple opportunities to do so."

Applicants must be attending one of several pre-approved arts venues in the Kentucky Arts Partnership program that have demonstrated appropriate arts programming and the ability to provide supplemental education materials to teachers and schools.

The deadline for the current round of funding is August 15. To view guidelines or apply online, visit, or contact Jean St. John, arts education director, at or 502-564-3757, ext. 486.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This story was posted on 2014-07-07 06:12:46
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