Boca Museum of Art
Field Trip Grant Program
Fall 2013 Application Guidelines
The Boca Museum of Art (BMA) is proud to announce its 7th offering of the Field Trip Grant program. This program is designed to reach out to large numbers of students throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.
Grant-funded field trips are for use with a BMA field trip ONLY and may not be used for equipment such as computers or video cameras. Applications must be submitted electronically by October 31, 2013. Only one submission per applicant will be accepted.
Download the application HERE. Please note, this is a PDF file.
What Is a Field Trip Grant?
BMA Field Trip Grant program is an innovative, non-restrictive grant initiative designed to fund field trips for students in South Florida. Forty grants of $250 will be awarded.
What Does a Grant Fund?
Field trip grant funds may be used for one or all of the following: transportation costs to/from the Museum, substitute teacher costs, related studio art activity supplies to be used by the students in the classroom and related reference materials.
*Attention PBCSD Educators - BMA has been on the Approved Field Trip Providers List for the past several years. The Fine Arts Department may have funds for grades K-12 for bus transportation. Please apply through Fine Arts Office for free busing.
How do I Apply for the Grant?
Download or print the form and complete the entire application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Email the application as an attachment to: Lglickman@bocamuseum.org. Many school computer networks have strict security filters. Be sure to add us to your friendly senders list to avoid having notification messages filtered or blocked.
When Do I Apply for the Grant?
Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2013. Submission activity will be extremely high on and right before the deadline. We recommend you complete and submit your application as early as possible to avoid any technical difficulties caused by high traffic at the application site. Only one submission per teacher/educator will be accepted.
How Many Grants Will Be Awarded?
BMA Field Trip Grants program will award forty $250 grants.
How Will I Be Notified If I Have Been Awarded a Grant?
All applicants will be notified of their status by e-mail. Recipients will also be notified by USPS.
How Are Grants Paid?
The grant will be paid three weeks prior to the recipient's scheduled field trip date to the Museum. The grant check will be made payable to the school, designated for field trip use and mailed to the administrator at the school mailing address provided in the application. The administrator will be notified that the grant funds are designated for use by the grant applicant.
When Must a Grant Be Used?
Grants must be used for the proposed field trip between September 2013 and May 2014. In the event a recipient does not implement the field trip by May 2014, the grant will be forfeited and the funds must be returned to the BMA. Any tax liability is the responsibility of the school.
Who Is Eligible For a Grant?
Education professionals, 18 years or older, who are employed by an accredited K-12 public, private or charter school in the Miami, Broward or Palm Beach counties that maintain a 501(c)(3) or a 509(a)(1) tax exempt status are eligible to apply for a BMA Field Trip Grant. Educators, teachers, principals or certified staff of these institutions must be willing to plan and execute a field trip that will provide a demonstrable learning experience for students.
How Are Grant Recipients Selected?
The BMA Field Trip Grants program is managed and administered entirely by BMA. BMA will evaluate applications and make a final selection of grant recipients based on the following criteria:
If selected to receive a BMA Field Trip Grant, the applicant must provide verification by the school superintendent, principal or immediate supervisor that the proposed trip date and other information given in the application has been approved.
Rules and Eligibility
Applications must be submitted electronically or by fax to BMA by October 31, 2013. BMA is not responsible for late, misdirected or incomplete applications or applications not received by BMA. All applicant submissions become the property of BMA and will not be returned. By submitting an application, applicants agree to provide other information and documentation as may be reasonably requested by BMA. Applications will be judged by the BMA, whose decisions will be final in all respects.