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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 22, 2022 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Bus Grant Program is now open. These non-competitive grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified applicants. The deadline to apply is May 15, 2023.

Bus grants are available to public school districts, private schools, charter schools and youth-focused nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status. Assistance is available only to schools and organizations located in Missouri.  

Missouri State Parks offers busing grants to underwrite the cost of field trips for schools (pre-K through 12th grade) and nonprofit organizations in an effort to connect youth with nature at Missouri state parks and historic sites.  

For more information about this program and to download the Missouri State Parks Bus Grant Application Guidance, visit

For questions, contact grants management staff at

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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