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ALPLM field trip grant program

Grants provide museum transportation funding to schools and nonprofits serving economically disadvantaged students          Send a link to a friend

[OCT. 20, 2006]  SPRINGFIELD -- The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation along with Midwest Generation -- one of the largest independent power producers in the United States -- will begin providing museum field trip grant opportunities to teachers in Illinois schools and nonprofit groups that serve economically disadvantaged students. The grants, available to fourth- through 12th-grade teachers, will provide funding for students in eligible schools and organizations to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum free or for greatly reduced prices by covering transportation and other specific costs. There is no museum admission fee for school groups.

"The goal of this grant is to bring as many students to the ALPLM as funds will allow so that these students can engage themselves in one of the greatest American stories ever told," said Erin Bishop, director of education. "The ALPLM brings the story of Abraham Lincoln to life. As students experience the story of our 16th president through museum exhibits, they increase their learning in all subject areas."

Funds can be used for transportation, the cost of one meal, pre- or post-field trip materials, or other materials specific to the trip.

The deadline for submitting a grant application is Dec. 1. Tours can be taken at the museum anytime between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31, 2007. All tours must be booked through the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additional information and a grant application package are available at

[Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum news release]

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