Managing Agency Bureau of Land Management

Program Description

To help engage and create the next generation of park and public land visitors, supporters and advocates, the White House, in partnership with the Federal Land Management agencies, launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative in 2015. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th grade student across the country to experience their federal public lands and waters in person throughout their 4th grade year.

General Program Requirements

Every Kid in a Park passes can be downloaded by 4th graders for free from the website. In addition, several partner organizations are offering transportation grants for field trips to public lands and waters. Criteria vary depending on the source of the grants.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Fourth grade passes available here.

Information about transportation grants can be found here.

Program Contact Information

Karen Hyun (DOI)
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks

Betsy Wooster (BLM)
Youth Program Lead

Note: this interagency program involves several agencies and departments.

Additional Information

Length of ProgramLaunched in 2015; continues annually with each group of incoming 4th graders
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)Approximately 4 million 4th graders are eligible
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Other Tribal and Native Entities, Non-Tribal Entities
Current Method of Tribal EligibilitySet Aside; Part of Broader Program
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes

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