Field trip grants available in Kentucky, Tennessee

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) – Public school districts located within 100 miles of Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area can apply for a grant for educational field trips during the 2015-2016 school year.

Land Between the Lakes says the grants help pay for transportation, admission fees, program costs and dorm rental.

The amount of the grant is based on school matching funds, number of students, family income levels and programs to be participated in.

The programs are designed to support Kentucky and Tennessee state K-12 curriculum guidelines for science, social studies and arts and humanities.

The deadline to apply is April 30. For more information, visit or call (270) 924-2091.

Land Between the Lakes manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee.