ALPLM field trip grant program
Grants provide museum transportation
funding to schools and nonprofits serving economically disadvantaged
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]