State parks foundation offers grants for park visits


The Kentucky State Parks Foundation (KSPF) offers grants to schools to allow students to visit Kentucky State Parks through Inside Out Education, an initiative of the foundation, the Kentucky Department of Parks and the Kentucky Department of Education.

The grants will provide transportation and program support to schools, increasing the number of K-12 students who are able to experience an authentic learning environment at Kentucky State Parks and Historic Sites. Grants are awarded based on:

  • Educational goals and instruction plan;
  • Budget;
  • Financial or other special need; and
  • Thorough completion of the application and communication with KSPF staff

Grants are awarded for trips to Kentucky State Parks and Historic Sites for trips during the 2019-2020 school year, including summer 2020. Two rounds of grants will be awarded during the school year.

The first-round application deadline is Sept. 1; the second-round deadline is March 1. Visit KSPF’s website for more information.