District Arts and Humanities Initiative-
Field Trip Experiences Grant
Work with the DC Collaborative!

Once again, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is offering its Field Trip Experiences grant and the DC Collaborative wants to work with you! The grant is due on June 14th at 4 PM. More information can be found on the Commission's website.  

DC is the Field-trip Capital of the World... And, as you may know, we are quite the field-trip experts, as we have been serving cultural institutions, students and teachers in the District with our Arts and Humanities for Every Student program for 21 years. The Collaborative fulfills its mission in providing equitable access to arts and humanities opportunities by utilizing a selective lottery model for registration.  Additionally, we have serviced the majority of the grantees on the District Arts and Humanities Initiative (DAHI) Field Trip Experiences grant for the past three years. Working with the Collaborative to help service your Field Trip Experiences grant is a guarantee that your programs will reach the students in DC who need access to these opportunities the most.

Next Steps

1. Schedule 
a time to talk with us about how you can include the Collaborative in your CAH grant! 
With a few details from you, we can generate a quote (see below) for our services to include in your CAH Field-trip Experiences grant budget. Our Pricing Structure is listed below.

2. Attend a CAH Grant Workshop for technical assistance on writing your grant.  The DC Collaborative will be available at these workshops to discuss our services and answer any questions you have about working with us. 
  • May 16th, 4-5:30pm at Cleveland Park Library 
  • May 30th, 10-11:30am at DC Human Resources
through our Arts and Humanities for Every Student (AHFES) program by COB on June 28th.

DC Collaborative Contract Rates
  • Transportation: The DC Collaborative works with multiple bus vendors across the city to secure the best rates for our field trips. We start by requesting buses from our most affordable vendors, but for high capacity events, we have to reach out to vendors that are progressively more expensive in order to accommodate everyone.This is the reason the average bus cost increases with the increased number of students. We calculate cost based on 40 students per bus.
    • under 300 students- $375 per bus
    • 301-600 students- $400 per bus
    • 601-1,200 students- $425 per bus
    • 1,200 students and above- $450 per bus
  • Administration: The DC Collaborative will work with you throughout the Marketing, communications, registration, additional outreach and arranging transportation, including contracting and vetting bus vendors. Cost will be 27% of quoted transportation costs.
  • Assessment: The Collaborative has developed post-trip teacher and student surveys that are used on every field trip experience. Assessment fee will be 8% of your grant award budget. Services will include:
    • Optional addition of questions pertaining to your content at the end of the survey
    • Data collection via Google Forms. Survey links sent to teacher attending at noon on the day of the experience
    • Raw data is organized in a Google Sheet. Grantees have "view only" access
    • Collaborative sends regular reminders every week for the two months following the trip to teachers to have these surveys completed by every attendee
    • Collaborative completes a comprehensive analysis of the data collected and produces a report of the data, including graphics
    • Grantee gains permission to publicly use data derived from this report for their own purposes


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DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
975 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

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The DC Collaborative is a proud recipient of an FY18 General Operating Support Service Organization Grant from the  DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts .

About the DC Collaborative:
More than 100 members strong, the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (DC Collaborative) provides equitable access to quality arts and humanities education for all DC public and chartered public schools for the growth of the whole child. Working with its partners, since its founding in 1998, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as Arts and Humanities for Every Student and the Professional Development Initiative. View our    Member Directory.

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Education Collaborative, Please visit our  website.
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DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
Mailing: 975 F Street, NW
Location: 923 F Street, NW #303
Washington, DC 20004
p. (202) 470-6467