Title I Resources

The museum’s Incentive Grant Program encourages Pre-K through 12th grade visits to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art by underwriting school workshop fees and providing a stipend to offset trip-related expenses for schoolwide, Title I schools in Missouri and Kansas.
Funding for the Incentive Grant Program is provided by the Louetta M. Cowden Foundation, Bank of America, trustee; the Breidenthall-Snyder Foundation; the Frank and Margaret McGee Fund, Commerce Bank, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation; and the Oppenstein Brothers Foundation.  

Eligibility and Guidelines

If your school has been classified as a schoolwide, Title I school in the Kansas City metropolitan area, your school is eligible to participate in the museum’s Incentive Grant Program.  

Title I Eligible Schools – Missouri
Title I Eligible Schools – Kansas  

If you believe your school has been left off the list in error, please contact  

  • 16-student minimum is needed in order to receive Incentive Grant funding. Maximum group size depends on the individual tour or workshop.  
  • Each qualifying school is allowed one stipend per grade level for each academic year. 
  • Incentive Grant funded workshops and docent-led school tours are scheduled September through May.  
  • Teacher-led (self-guided) tours are currently not eligible for the $200 stipend. Please contact for special consideration.  
  • Incentive Grant Funded workshops and tours must be scheduled at least 21 days in advance. 
  • School workshop fees ($120 per classroom) are funded. School Tours are free at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, including docent-led school tours of special exhibitions.  
  • The school’s W9 must be on file before the $200 stipend can be remitted. Schools are responsible for ensuring that the Nelson-Atkins has this documentation. Send a copy of the school’s W9 to   
  • Schools are responsible for scheduling their own transportation and promptly remitting payment. The museum cannot accept forwarded bus invoices.  
  • After the completion of the visit, the $200 stipend will be mailed to the school.  Please allow up to six weeks for delivery of check. 

Scheduling an Incentive Grant Funded School Tour or Workshop 

  • School Tours and School Workshops are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  
  • School Tours and School Workshops must be scheduled at least 21 days in advance.  
  • A final confirmation email with visit details will be sent to the contact name provided in the registration.  
  • The museum’s online registration system for SCHOOL TOURS does NOT prompt you to indicate your Title I status on the form. Stipends will be automatically applied to qualifying schools.  
  • When registering for a SCHOOL WORKSHOP, schoolwide Title I schools must enter the promo code TITLE1 and click “submit” at the top right corner of the registration screen before entering any other information to bypass payment. The travel stipend will be automatically applied to qualifying schools. 
  • If you do not receive a confirmation within two weeks, contact the appropriate scheduling office: 
    School Tours:
    School Workshops: 

*Please note that your confirmation letter will contain an amount due for workshop fees, however, grant funds will be applied for the full amount and a stipend check will be issued after your visit takes place.

Failure to follow cancellation guidelines will result in being invoiced the workshop cost with no rescheduling for the remainder of the school year.

The $200 Incentive Grant stipends may be used for:

  • Bus transportation to and from the museum
  • Field-trip related expenses

Incentive Grant funds may NOT be issued for:

  • Groups bringing less than 16 students
  • Repeat visits for the same grade within the same school year

Changes and Cancelations
To cancel or make a change to your scheduled School Tour or School Workshop, email or Please include your name, phone number, confirmation number, name of school, and date and time of your scheduled visit. Incentive Grant School Tour and Workshop cancellations must be received three or more business days before your visit to avoid being charged a fee. Failure to follow cancellation guidelines will result in being invoiced the workshop cost with no rescheduling for the remainder of the school year.Cancellations due to inclement weather, however, will not be charged.  

All changes to date/time/theme of your school tour or workshop need to be submitted through a new Tour Request form or Workshop Request form. All School Tour or School Workshop requests, including the rescheduling of School Tours or School Workshops, require 21 days’ notice. 

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Incentive Grant questions:

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