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2022-2023 National PTA Programs Grants

National PTA is offering grant funding for PTAs/PTSAs who are interested in implementing a National PTA program focused on STEM, literacy, digital citizenship, mental health, healthy lifestyles or the arts. Grant funds can be used to provide extra support to PTAs in running their program or making their program more accessible to all students.

Details about the current available grant can be found below. Email Grants@PTA.org with questions about the programs, grant opportunities or the application. 

The application for these grants will close Tuesday, September 27th at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

 A walkthrough of the application process can be viewed here.

We also encourage you to check out the rubric that judges will use to score your application here.


Click here to apply!

PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES

PTA Healthy Minds Grant, Sponsored by New York Life Foundation and Allstate Foundation 

100 local PTAs will be awarded $2,500 in grant funding, sponsored by New York Life Foundation and Allstate Foundation to equip families with the tools they need to build healthy minds. You don’t need to be a mental health expert to help build a healthy minds community, and National PTA will give you the resources you need to get there! For this specific grant, your PTA must 1) Build the knowledge and skills of parents and families to support their child(ren)’s mental health and build their child(ren)’s social-emotional skills and resilience through distributing resources and hosting learning sessions; 2) Provide the resources and support so parents take action to strengthen their family and children’s mental health; and 3) Partner with your school to build and strengthen mental health and SEL supports and services. The format and structure of each program will vary based on the unique needs of each school community. Learn more and find examples of how PTAs are working to create healthy minds.  Learn more about the program here!

PTA Connected The Smart Talk Grant, Sponsored by Norton Lifelock

150 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grant funding to facilitate PTA Connected The Smart Talk family conversations in their school communities. The Smart Talk is an interactive tool created by National PTA and Norton 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 by March 31, 2023. National PTA has developed resources to support this discussion. Learn more about the program. 

 

PROGRAMS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

STEM + Families Propelling Our World, sponsored by Huntington Ingalls  

35 grants in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to local PTAs serving elementary schools. To successfully complete this grant, your PTA must be willing to run a hands-on Propelling Our World (Engineering Design Challenge) Program, utilizing National PTA’s Propelling Our World resources and ensure the engineering design challenge activities allow students and families to engage in the activities together to enhance positive family engagement. In addition, your PTA must be willing to educate families about STEM careers, including those careers involving skilled trades. Learn more about the program! 

STEM + Families Science Festival Grant, Sponsored by Bayer

25 local grants in the amount of $1,000 and up to 3 District/Council/Region (DCR) PTA grants in the amount of $5000 will be awarded. This specific grant is for local and DCR PTAs serving K-5th grade students and families that are located within a 55-mile radius of the following regions

•    Arizona (Marana, Tucson)
•    California (Berkeley, Oakland, Oxnard, San Francisco, San Jose, San Ramon, Sacramento, Williams, Woodland)
•    Hawaii (Haleiwa, Honolulu, Kaunakakai, Kihei, Kunia)
•    Idaho (Soda Springs)
•    Iowa (Ankeny, Boone, Des Moines, Grinnell, Huxley, Urbandale, Muscatine, Williamsburg)
•    Illinois (Waterman, Farmer City)
•    Louisiana (Luling, St. Charles Parrish)
•    Massachusetts (Cambridge, Boston)
•    Missouri (St. Louis, Kansas City)
•    New Jersey (Morristown, Whippany)
•    Pennsylvania (Indianola, Pittsburgh, Saxonburg, Myerstown)
•    Puerto Rico (Juana Diaz)

To successfully complete this grant, your local PTA or DCR PTA must be willing to run a hands-on science festival program and/or distribute STEM kits curated by your PTA or DCR PTA, utilizing National PTA’s Science Festival resources and ensuring the science activities allow students and families to engage in the activities together to enhance positive family engagement. Learn more about the program here!

 

PROGRAMS FOR ELEMENTARY OR MIDDLE SCHOOL

PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome Grant, Sponsored by Google + YouTube Kids

50 local PTAs will be awarded grants of $1,000 each, sponsored by Google + YouTube Kids, to host an interactive Be Internet Awesome program where families engage with one another in meaningful conversations about raising children in an online world. Grant recipients must be willing to use the updated National PTA Be Internet Awesome resources (coming soon), and help parents create a shared understanding of what it means to Be Internet Smart, Alert, Strong, Kind and Brave. The Be Internet Awesome program will also introduce families to free tools, such as Family Link, to support healthy online habits and provide parents with ways to view their child’s online activity, manage their apps and set limits on screen time. Learn more about the program here!

Family Reading Experience Grant, Sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax 

35 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 student 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! 

 

PROGRAMS FOR MIDDLE OR HIGH SCHOOL

Tobacco-Free Prevention Campaign Grant, Sponsored by The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

15 grants in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to local PTAs/PTSAs that serve 6th-12th grade students and families. To successfully complete this grant, PTAs/PTSAs that serve 6th-8th grade students and families must engage youth and families and assess the prevalence of tobacco-use in their school community, including vaping, e-cigarette use and flavored tobacco product use. In addition, PTAs/PTSAs must also be willing to execute advocacy efforts addressing the needs identified, including hosting Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action (March 31, 2023) anti-tobacco campaign activities and any other advocacy activities, such as: engaging school officials, community members and legislators about tobacco-use and tobacco-prevention, vaping, e-cigarette use and flavored tobacco product use or hosting listening sessions with families and decision-makers. PTAs/PTSAs must utilize and promote National PTA co-created tobacco-free prevention campaign materials throughout the school year. Learn more about the program here!

Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant, Sponsored by the family of Mary Lou Anderson

2 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 the National PTA Reflections program. To be eligible for the Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement grant, your PTA must be participating in the 2022-2023 Show Your Voice! 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! 

 

PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL

PTA Connected Create with Kindness Grant, Sponsored by TikTok

40 local high school PTAs/PTSAs will be awarded a grant of $1,000 each, sponsored by TikTok, to host family-centered conversations within high school communities about digital kindness, safety and responsibility.  Grant recipients will be required to organize and host a high school student panel, educate participants about digital kindness, safety, and responsibility and TikTok’s safety features, and facilitate interactive learning within participants. National PTA had developed resources to support PTAs executing this program.  Learn more about the program here!

PTA Connected Empowering Teens and Families to Build Belonging Grant, Sponsored by Discord

30 local high school PTAs will be awarded a grant of $1,000 each, sponsored by Discord to facilitate meaningful discussion between teens and their caregivers about digital dilemmas, specifically related to community and belonging, that many people face. The Empowering Teens and Families to Build Belonging program helps families explore the use of technology as a communication and relationship tool while discussing ways to foster positive relationships and build belonging in our digital world. National PTA has developed resources to support PTAs/PTSAs serving High Schools in executing this program. Learn more about the program here!


MORE INFORMATION

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!

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" or "Incomplete". Then, choose "Edit" to complete your application. (This will say "In Progress"  or "Incomplete" 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.