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State Rep. Riedel Encourages Schools to Apply for Statehouse Transportation Grants

August 17, 2017
Craig S. Riedel News

COLUMBUS—State Representative Craig S. Riedel (R-Defiance) today announced that the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board and the Capitol Square Foundation will open their online application process for school transportation grants on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

The grants are available to help Ohio schools, which receive state funding, defray the cost of field trips to the Ohio Statehouse and are based on one-way mileage from the visiting school to Columbus.  There are 25 grants available in each of the following mileage categories, for a total of 75 grants:

• 1 to 50 miles:                    $200
• 51 to 100 miles:                 $300
• 101+ miles:                       $400

Limited to fourth through 12th grade trips during the 2017-2018 school year, the grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and have been known to be awarded within a matter of minutes of the grant application process opening.

“I am excited about this grant opportunity for Ohio’s schools,” said Rep. Riedel. “Understanding state government is an important part of our students’ education. This grant allows schools across the state to take their students to the statehouse and personally experience Ohio’s history and the legislative process. I encourage all schools to apply for the grant on September 12th.”
 

More information on the application process can be found here:
http://www.ohiostatehouse.org/news/school-transportation-grants-available-for-20172018-school-year.