GEEO is trying to make travel as affordable as possible for educators, but understand that not every teacher will be able to afford our programs.
The first thing we recommend you do is speak to your school's principal and/or professional development coordinator. They may know of grants that your school district or state offers. For example if you are teacher in Minnesota you may be eligible for a $1000 grant towards your GEEO trip. Teachers from New Jersey can have their GEEO trip fully funded through an NJEA Hipp Foundation grant. Often schools reimburse teachers for professional development expenses. You can also try contacting your school's PTA or professional organizations that you belong to.
We also recommend applying for a Fund for Teachers grant, www.fundforteachers.org. These grants can be used on GEEO trips. Please note that they are only offered to teachers in a limited number of pre-selected school districts around the country.
Another option is the Hilton HHonors Teacher (TM) Treks Travel Grant competition. Please visit their website for more details: https://hiltonhhonors.promo.eprize.com/teachertreks . These grants can potentially be used for GEEO trips. You could propose in the application that you will spend a few extra nights in a Hilton hotel in the start or end location of your GEEO trip.
GEEO is in no way connected or affiliated with Hilton, HHonors, or this competition, and has no role whatsoever in picking the winners.
Good luck and let GEEO know if you have applied for a grant that you plan on using on one of our trips!
GEEO does not currently provide any grants for its programs and is in no way affiliated with the organizations and grantors listed above. The grant and funding descriptions provided on this webpage are for informational purposes only and shall in no way be deemed an offer, representation or warranty of GEEO.