The Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park is providing transportation grants of up to $500 to enable children to visit the park who may otherwise not have the opportunity.

The first two transportation grant recipients are T. C. Cherry Elementary (Warren County) and Whitney Young Elementary (Jefferson County). Each school will plan individual visits to the park later in the year.

Schools and civic groups who work with children may apply for the second round of grants through Sept. 10. Grant details and application criteria are available at For more information, applicants may call (270) 758-2152.