FAQs

1. Where are the Official Rules for the Kohl’s Field Trip Grant Program?
The Official Rules can be found here.
2. Who can apply for a Kohl’s Field Trip Grant?
Applications must be completed by one designated administrative representative, such as a principal, assistant principal or other school administrative personnel. Teachers, parents, PTO/PTA members, school board members or other school staff (such as lunch staff) are not eligible to submit an application. Please refer to the Official Rules for complete details.
3. Is my school eligible?
Program open only to Kindergarten (5K) - 12th grade public schools or non-profit private schools with Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) status, in the following Wisconsin counties: Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties. Public schools are as defined by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and include charter schools, 2r charter schools, magnet schools, alternative schools, vocational schools, partnership schools, virtual and special needs schools. For the avoidance of doubt, the Program is not open to persons engaged in other forms of education/instruction, such as 3K, 4K, home-schooling, summer programs, and daycares. Please refer to the Official Rules for complete details.
4. When can I register my school for the chance to receive a grant?
You must first register your school to determine if it is eligible to receive a grant. Registration opens February 13, 2017 and closes on March 17, 2017.
5. My school has received grants from the Kohl’s Field Trip Grant program in the past; do I still need to register?
Yes, even if your school has received grants in past years, all schools are required to register through the system to create a new log-in account beginning February 13, 2017. This must be completed by the assigned administrative representative (principal, assistant principal or other school personnel) who will be responsible for submitting all the grant applications.
6. How will I know if my school is eligible and can apply for a grant?
After you have registered your school, you will be notified via email within five (5) business days of registration (but no later than March 17, 2017) as to whether or not your school is confirmed as eligible. If confirmed, you will be able to apply for grants March 6 – March 17, 2017. Be sure to add KohlsFieldTrip@kohlsfieldtrip.com and KohlsFieldTrip@leaddogmarketing.com to your Safe Sender’s List to ensure receipt of all Program emails.
7. How many grants can I apply for?
Schools (5K-12) can apply for a maximum of one (1) grant per Field Trip Location, valued at up to $1,000 each. Apply for grants in the order of importance as your School will only be awarded a maximum of four (4) grants. Applications will be approved on a first come, first-served basis, and in the order of which they are received from a School, so long as funds for the application’s requested Field Trip Location remain available.
8. How do I know how much to apply for?
Please reference the documents below to determine your selected Partner location’s admission fees, as well as workshop fees (if applicable). Note that you are responsible for determining how much may also be needed for transportation, substitute teacher fees, and required materials (if applicable).

Admission Fees
Additional Workshop Fees
9. How many grants can I receive?
Schools can receive a maximum of four (4) grants; apply for grants in the order of importance to your School as applications will be approved in the order of which they are received and on a first come, first-served basis.
10. What if I forgot my password?
If you have forgotten your password, please click the ‘Forgot Password’ button on the homepage and enter the email address you used to register. Your password will then be emailed to you.
10. What if I can’t complete the grant application in one online session?
You can save your work and complete it at another time by logging in to your account before the March 17th deadline.
12. Can I send my application directly to Kohl’s?
No, applications are only accepted online.
13. What do I need to do after I submit my application?
You will be notified via email as to whether or not your application has been approved. Be sure to add KohlsFieldTrip@leaddogmarketing.com to your Safe Sender’s List to ensure receipt of all Program emails. If your application is approved, the email will include a Grant Acceptance Form (this form will also be available the next time you log-in to your account). You must complete and return the Grant Acceptance Form within five (5) business days of receipt before your grant can be confirmed; return the form to us by uploading the document to your account. If you are a private school, you must also upload proof of Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) status. For the avoidance of doubt, an "Application Approved" email does not mean you are confirmed to receive the grant for which you applied; upon receipt and approval of your Grant Acceptance Form your grant will be confirmed, and you will receive a separate confirmation email.
14. How do I upload my grant acceptance form?
To upload your grant acceptance form after your application has been approved, view your profile then click the “UPLOAD” button next to the applicable application.
15. How do I know you received my Grant Acceptance Form?
When you log-in to your Kohl's Field Trip Grant Account, select "View Applications," if the form was uploaded successfully, the status will be listed as "Submitted Awaiting Review." You will then be notified via email approximately three (3) business days after your Grant Acceptance Form has been received indicating whether or not your grant has been confirmed and approved.
16. If my grant is approved, when will I receive the grant check?
Grant monies will be distributed to approved schools in late May 2017. If you do not complete the Grant Acceptance Form within the designated time period, or if you do not receive confirmation that your Grant Acceptance Form has been reviewed and approved, you will NOT receive grant monies.
*New: If you are part of the Racine Unified School District your grant checks will be sent directly to your district office.
17. When does the grant need to be used?
The grant is to be used for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Grants that are unused as of June 15, 2018, should be returned to the Sponsor, per the Official Rules.
18. What if my field trip costs more than the grant allows?
Kohl’s will only fund a maximum of four (4) grants valued at up to $1,000 each for schools (5K-12).
19. Can I use the grant for another facility that isn’t listed?
No, the only eligible facilities are: Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Discovery World, Hunger Task Force, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee County Zoo and the Milwaukee Public Museum.
20. What if my field trip is canceled or postponed?
If, after scheduling a field trip, a school has to cancel or postpone the field trip from the original scheduled date, the Applicant must notify the Administrator via email at least three (3) days prior to the scheduled date. If the school does not reschedule the field trip to another date prior to June 15, 2018, the Sponsor and Administrator shall have no liability to the school. The school is then required to return the grant money upon request.
21. Can I change my field trip location after my grant has been approved?
Unfortunately as funds are allocated for each field trip partner location, once a grant has been approved funds for one location cannot be transferred for use at another.
22. What if I have additional questions?
23. How else does Kohl’s participate within the Community?
They say home is where the heart is. And while we are strongly committed to the thousands of communities we are a part of across the United States, we will always give back to the place where we got our start. In greater Milwaukee we are focused on helping families lead fulfilled lives and making a difference in our Hometown. Please visit Kohls.com/cares for more information.