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IDNR Historic Sites Field Trip Grant

The application period is now closed. The application period for the 2024 - 2025 grant cycle will begin in April 2024. The applications will be due September 30, 2024.


Grants are only available to teachers of grades prekindergarten through 12 in Illinois schools and are awarded for students to study some aspect of Illinois’ history. The field trip should support Illinois historical topics currently being taught in the applicant’s curriculum. The field trip site must be selected from the list of approved destinations in this application form. Field trips for geological and/or biological topics will not be funded nor can they be combined with historical field trips. For field trips related to geological and/or biological topics, apply for the Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant. Please contact the IDNR Division of Education at or 217-524-4126 with any questions related to this grant.

Time Line

The field trip must occur before June 15, 2024. More information will be provided to grant award winners. The final report is due no later than one month after the date of the field trip. Grants are not transferrable. They may not be transferred to another person, school or grade.


Funds are awarded on a reimbursement basis to the school. Reimbursement will only occur for transportation costs approved by the judging committee. No reimbursement is made to individuals. There is a $500.00 limit per application. The number of grants awarded is based on available funding.

2024 - 2025 Participating Locations

This list will be available in April, 2024.

If you have any problems or have any questions, please contact
IDNR Education at 217-524-4126 or email