Funding Assistance

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We are committed to bringing theater learning opportunities to economically disadvantaged schools. In order to increase the number of students, teachers and classrooms we serve each year, we have developed a funding assistance application for teachers.

The information provided by your application helps us to identify areas of need and pursue specific funding partnerships that will allow us to increase the number of free and reduced price tickets available each year.

All public schools in Oregon and Washington where at least 70% of students qualify for federal free/reduced lunch programs are eligible for funding assistance. 

Please note: all 2014-2015 funding assistance is now closed. The 2015-2016 application will be updated in June 2015.

How to Apply

Complete the online application or print and complete the PDF below. If you are applying for assistance, please do not reserve any field trip tickets before hearing back about the status of your application.

If you have questions about the application process, please email or call 503-228-9571 x2.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I determine my school’s free/reduced lunch percentage?

Oregon Schools
Washington Schools

Will every teacher who applies recieve funding assistance?

We will work very hard to fill as many requests as possible. We have already begun soliciting community underwriters to provide funding. If we have to prioritize the applications we receive, here is the criteria we use in evaluating requests:

  • Performance Attendance history
  • Percentage of students qualifying for free/reduced lunch programs
  • Explanation of your classroom-to-field-trip connection

What ways does OCT suggest connecting the field trip experience to in-class learning?

Our Resource Guides, developed and written for classroom teachers, provide benchmark-linked, grade-level specific activities to accompany each show. Visit our Resource Guide page to download materials.