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National PTA offers grant funding for local PTAs who are interested in implementing a National PTA program in the areas of STEM, literacy, digital citizenship, healthy minds and the arts. Grants are need-based to provide extra support to PTAs in running their program or making their program more accessible to all students.

These grants are closed. Email Grants@PTA.org with questions on the programs, grant opportunities or the application.

You can  check out the rubric that National PTA judges will be using to score your application here.


While we are pleased to be able to offer financial assistance, don't forget - you do not need a grant to run a National PTA program. Visit PTA.org/Programs to learn more about the amazing PTA Programs available to you!

PTA Healthy Minds Grant, Sponsored by GoGuardian

15 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grant funding, sponsored by GoGuardian, to equip families with the tools they need to build healthy minds. For this specific grant, your PTA must be willing to distribute and promote the National PTA Healthy Minds resources throughout the school year, gather data to better understand the mental health needs of students and families in your school communtity, and collaborate with your school leadership on ways to provide appropriate school-based mental health resources and services to families and students. Learn more about the program!

PTA Connected Smart Talk Conversation Grant, Sponsored by NortonLifeLock

30 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grant funding to facilitate PTA Connected Smart Talk family conversations in their school communities. The Smart Talk is an interactive tool created by National PTA and NortonLifeLock that walks families through a series of guided digital safety questions, then creates a personalized family agreement for how technology will be used at home. For this specific grant, your PTA must be willing to host a discussion that families and students participate in together about digital safety and The Smart Talk tool. National PTA has developed resources to support this discussion. Learn more about the program!

STEM + Families Science Festival Grant, Sponsored by Bayer 

40 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grant funding, sponsored by Bayer, to provide opportunities for families to participate in shared, hands-on science activities and be inspired to pursue careers in STEM. To successfully completel this grant, your PTA must be willing to run a hands-on science festival program using the National PTA STEM + Families Science Festival resources, and ensure both students and families actively participate in the experiments, to enhance positive family engagement. This grant is open to PTAs that are located within a 55-mile radius of the following areas: St. Louis, Mo.; Pittsburg, Pa.; Berkley Calif.; and Whippany, N.J. Learn more about the program!

STEM + Families Propelling Our World Grant, Sponsored by Huntington Ingalls Industries

50 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grant funding, sponsored by Huntington Ingalls Industries, to connect families with engaging STEM activities. To successfully complete this grant, your PTA must be willing to run a hands-on STEM + Families Propelling Our World (Engineering Design Challenge) Program using the National PTA Propelling Our World resources, as well as ensure the engineering design challenge activities allow both students and families to actively participate in the experiments, to enhance positive family engagement. In addition to using the available National PTA program resources, your PTA must be willing to educate families about STEM careers, including careers involving skilled trades. Learn more about the program!

Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant

Two local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grant funding to administer student-centered programs that increase access to high quality arts learning experiences and create new pathways for students to participate in National PTA’s Reflections program. To be eligible for the Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement grant, your PTA must be participating in the 2021-2022 I Will Change the World By... Reflections Program. The grant dollars must be used to provide new pathways for at-risk and underserved students to participate in arts education, including the Reflections Program. Learn more!

Family Reading Experience Grant, Sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax

25 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000  in grant funding, sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax, to implement the National PTA Family Reading Experience Program to connect families with resources within their school communities. The goal of the program is to help expand students access to books and diversify libraries at home, in school and in the community. The grant dollars must be used to implement this National PTA Program. Learn more about the program!


MORE INFORMATION

If you have any questions or concerns about the information found under the "PTA Info" section on your application, please email Grants@PTA.org.

When you're logged in, to access the application, go to the left-hand menu under "My Applications" and click on "Needs Attention." Then, choose "Edit" to complete your application. (This will say "In Progress" in the left-hand menu after you've started work on it.)

Have a question? Email Grants@PTA.org and be sure to include your PTA Name, State and Grant Program in the subject line so we can get back to you as quickly as possible.