Online Transportation Reimbursement Form

OFRI recognizes the effectiveness of field studies and wishes to support classroom teachers’ forest education efforts. OFRI may be able to provide transportation funds, on a case-by-case basis, to those classrooms whose opportunities to participate in such forestry-related studies are otherwise limited.

Complete and submit the bus transportation request form below prior to the trip.  Bus reimbursement requests will be reviewed by Norie Dimeo Ediger, Director of K-12 Education Programs , on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • The PRIMARY focus of the trip must be forest/forestry education.
  • Preference is given to opportunities listed in the OFRI publication,  K-12 Forest Education Opportunities; other requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Preference is given to educators who have attended an Oregon Natural Resources Education Program (ONREP) workshop or who have had a Talk About Trees program in their classroom.

Unfortunately, funding is limited and we are not able to approve outdoor school transportation requests.


  • No commitment can be made prior to approval of written request.
  • OFRI can only pay actual bus transportation costs after the event—substitute reimbursement is not included.
  • In order to ensure payment, your school district office must mail OFRI an original invoice (FAXES ARE NOT ACCEPTED), a copy of your bus transportation approval letter, your school federal tax identification number and a copy of the transportation company invoice, no later than 45 days after the event, or by June 30,  whichever comes first.

Bus Transportation Request Form


9755 SW Barnes Rd., Suite 210   
Portland, OR 97225   
Phone: 971-673-2944   
Fax: 971-673-2946

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