National PTA is Giving Away $162,000 in Grants. APPLY for Your Share! Application Deadline Sep 27, 2021 @ 8pm EDT
Family Reading Experience Grant, Sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax
25 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grand 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. Check out PTA.org/FamilyReading.
STEM + Families Science Festival Grant, Sponsored by Bayer
40 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grand 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 complete 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.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Berkeley, Calif.; and Whippany, N.J. Learn more at PTA.org/Science.
Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant
Two local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grand 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 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.
PTA Connected SmartTalk Grant, Sponsored by NortonLifeLock
30 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grand 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. Check out PTA.org/SmartTalk.
STEM + Families Propelling Our World Grant, Sponsored by Huntington Ingalls Industries
50 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grand 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 to ensure the engineering design challenge activities allow both students and families to actively participate in the experiments, to enhance positive family engagement. In addition, using the available National PTA program resources, your PTA must be willing to educate families about STEM careers, including those careers involving skilled trades. Check out PTA.org/Engineering.
PTA Healthy Minds Grant, Sponsored by GoGuardian
15 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grand 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 community, 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 this specific grant opportunity here and about Healthy Minds in general here.