Explore Awards: Bus on Us Funding For Schools

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Teaching the Hudson Valley


hyde_parkSchool budgets continue to be all about frugality. To help ensure that kids still experience some of the region's many treasures, THV will continue making Explore Awards to help cover the cost of transportation and site admissions.

Trips must be related to core curriculum or programs. If you are planning to visit a site in Hyde Park, please consider applying for a Bus On Us grant, instead of an Explore Award.

Teachers and other staff in after-school and summer programs, as well as public and private schools, are eligible.

Applicants should plan to attend a THV institute the summer before or after the trip. 

Institutes are usually held at the end of July in Hyde Park. Related time and travel typically covers much of the 50-50 match Explore Awards require.

Applicants--and sites they visit--must be located within the federally-designated Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area including the counties listed below. Please see guidelines for details and to download an application.

Eligible counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam,Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Ulster, and Westchester.