The History Colorado Bus Fund offers field trip assistance to underrepresented schools wishing to visit any History Colorado museums. The funding covers bus transportation (driver and fuel). Schools are responsible for making their own transportation arrangements and paying for the bus. Applicants must complete the application below and submit a State of Colorado Substitute W-9 for the school district.
Schools must qualify for Title I funding.
Schools must have a reservation to visit one of History Colorado's museums:
the History Colorado Center
El Pueblo History Museum
Center for Colorado Women's History
Trinidad History Museum
Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center
Ute Indian Museum
Maximum requests for reimbursements are as follows:
Schools that are <50 miles from the destination museum may request up to $500.
Schools that are 51-100 miles from the destination museum may request up to $1000.
Schools that are >101 miles from the destination museum may request up to $2000.
Bus Fund reimbursements will be given in the form of a check to the school district office. Reimbursements will be processed in the order they were received at the end of the fall and spring semesters for field trips that have already occurred.
Additionally, please print, have parents/guardians sign, and bring the photo release form (pdf below) with you on the day of your field trip. We may ask to take "Thank You Card" pics for our generous funders. History Colorado respects the wishes of families who do not wish for their students to be photographed.
Please email a copy of your school district W-9 form to Josie Chang-Order, School Programs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, email is preferred; however, you can also reach Josie at 303-866-3345.
Thank you to the Charles M. and Faye G. Schayer Charitable Foundation for their generous support for transportation assistance to ensure that all schoolchildren have access to History Colorado Programs!.