This year the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP) is providing grant opportunities to teachers of grades 4-6 interested in attending History San Jose’s (HSJ) new program A Case for Immigration: What’s Your Story. CHCP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1987 by Co-Chairs Lillian Gong-Guy and Gerrye Wong. It is a member-based organization whose purpose is to educate, promote and preserve Chinese and Chinese American history and culture in the Santa Clara Valley.
CHCP was responsible for reconstructing the replica 1888 Ng Shing Gung building as a museum within History Park; in 1991 the Chinese American Historical Museum was gifted to the City of San Jose community. The museum displays artifacts from the first and third Chinatowns uncovered from the San Jose Fairmont Hotel excavation; Woolen Mills Chinatown; and other contributions of the Chinese and Chinese Americans of Santa Clara Valley.
Because of the anticipated high demand, we have limited slots for the 2017-18 school year and have initiated a grant application process to help us effectively monitor the volume of grant applications and ensure a quality experience. Online registrations will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. You do NOT need to apply for the CHCP grant in order to attend the immigration school program. Only those interested in applying for grant funds are required to complete the application below. Otherwise, you need only complete the HSJ School Programs Registration Online Booking Form.
Field Trip Application Guidelines
To qualify for a field trip grant, your school must:
- Serve students in grades 4-6 in Santa Clara County;
- Submit the HSJ School Programs Registration Online Booking Form and CHCP Grant Application Form (below);
- If accepted for a field trip, complete and return a Final Report and Field Trip Evaluation form (provided with your initial confirmation packet) no later than two weeks following the date of your field trip at HSJ.
Field Trip Application Process
- Please complete all related applications (see above). Please submit one application per grade.
- After we receive your applications, our staff will determine field trip eligibility based on schedule, staffing and program availability.
- Our education staff will connect with your school 2-3 weeks after you submit your applications to notify you of your field trip status, confirm your reservation request date, and provide you an initial confirmation packet. A Case for Immigration: What’s Your Story? field trip booking dates start the first week of November 2017 and continue through June 1, 2018.
- If you have requested a bus subsidy, it will be sent to your school following your field trip.
What’s included in your Grant Funded Field Trip
- A Case for Immigration: What’s Your Story? field trip led by HSJ trained interpreters including a visit to the Chinese American Historical Museum
- Pre-and post-visit lesson plans
- A $300 bus subsidy to help with transportation costs (please request bus funding only if necessary). If you plan to arrive by car or VTA do not include transportation on your application form.
If you receive a CHCP Grant, you are responsible for
- Sending a $50 deposit by the deposit due date listed on your confirmation letter to hold your reservation. This will be refunded to you after your field trip along with the bus subsidy, if applicable.
- Contacting and securing a booking with your chosen bus company for the date of your field trip excursion (if you are coming by bus).
- Bringing the required number of chaperones the day of your field trip (one chaperone per 10 students).
In addition to this form, please complete and submit the HSJ School Programs Registration Online Booking Form listing your requested field trip dates. Grant applications received without the online booking form cannot be considered. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis, but we hope to accommodate all those that apply.