This application is for schools seeking financial assistance through either the Cincinnati Zoo's Living Classroom Education Access Fund (LCEAF) or Department of Education (DOE) funding. In order to qualify for financial assistance, 60% or more of your students must be enrolled to recieve free or reduced lunch (through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)).
The LCEAF grant has been providing students attending qualifying schools in specific counties in the Tri-State (IN, KY, OH) with free Zoo visits since 2012. The DOE funding has been providing qualifying schools in Ohio with free Zoo visits since 2019. In order to be considered, this application needs to be completed fully upon submission.
This application is specifically for Day Time Field Trips. These programs are not available on Thursday and Friday in April and May.
Financial assistance applications are accepted July 1st, 2020 - June 30th, 2021.
Completed applications can take up to 2 weeks to review and approve.
Each year funding availability is subject to change, and assistance is awarded on a first come, first serve basis.