Award and Grant Opportunities

Engage, Support, Improve, Increase, Celebrate

Throughout the year, National PTA offers awards or grants to honor or support PTAs as they: engage families, support student success, improve the health and safety of students and families, increase access to arts education or celebrate advocacy and diversity.

National PTA is committed to promoting and encouraging many types of diversity and inclusion as part of our commitment to every child. In addition to evaluating the merits of each application, we may also consider geography, need, and other criteria to ensure a robust and diverse pool of grantees.

 

  1. PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome Family Engagement Workshop Grant – Apply now through September 8, 2019

  2. PTA Connected SmartTalk Conversation Grant – Apply now through September 8, 2019

  3. STEM + Families Science Festival GrantApply now through September 8, 2019

  4. STEM + Families Math Night Apply now through September 8, 2019

  5. 2019 Healthy Hydration GrantApply now through September 8, 2019

  6. 2020 Take Your Family to School Week Grant Apply now through September 8, 2019

  7. Phoebe Apperson Hearst Awards – Apply now through October 1, 2019

  8. PTA Life Achievement Awards

2019 PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop Grant, Sponsored by Google

July 10 – September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for the PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop Grant, sponsored by Google.

You could be among 75 local PTAs who receive $1,000 in funding and materials, OR one of up to 20 state/district/council/regional PTAs who receive $5,000 in funding and materials to host Be Internet Awesome Family Workshops in their school community during the 2019-2020 school year.

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2019 PTA Connected SmartTalk Conversation Grant, Sponsored by Symantec

July 10 – September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for the PTA Connected SmartTalk Conversation grant, sponsored by Symantec.

You could be among 25 PTAs across the country who receive $1,000 to host a SmartTalk Conversation at their school during the month of February, in celebration of Safer Internet Day on Feb. 11, 2020. This grant program is great for first through eighth-grade students.

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2019 STEM + Families Science Festival Grant, Sponsored by Bayer

July 10 – September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for the National PTA STEM + Families Science Festival Grant, sponsored by Bayer.

Your PTA could be:

  • One of 30 local PTAs to receive $1,000 plus $250 for supplies to host a STEM + Families Science Festival
  • One of five District/Council/Region PTAs to receive $3,000 plus $500 for supplies to host two STEM + Families Science Festivals
  • One of 10 elementary and middle school Renewal PTAs to receive $500 to host a STEM + Families Science Festival

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2019 STEM + Families Math Night Grant, Sponsored by Mathnasium

July 10 – September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for a National PTA STEM + Families Math Night grant, sponsored by Mathnasium.

You could be one of 35 local PTAs to receive $1,000 to host a STEM + Families Math Night, plus a connection to your local Mathnasium franchise, who will help you run the event. This program is best suited for elementary school students (Pre-K through sixth-grade).

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2019 Healthy Hydration Grant, Sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America

July 10 – September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for the 2019 Healthy Hydration Grant, sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America, together with its national brand Nestlé® Pure Life®.

You could be one of 25 local PTAs who receive $1,000 to host hands-on and engaging Healthy Hydration Programs during Healthy Lifestyles Month this year—November 2019. This program is great for PTAs of all grades, Pre-K through 12th-grade.

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2020 Take Your Family to School Week Grant, Sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax

July 10 – September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for the 2020 Take Your Family to School Week grant, sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax.

You could be among 15 local PTAs from across the country who receive $1,000 to host events during National PTA’s Take Your Family to School Week, which will be held Feb. 16-23, 2020. This program is great for Pre-K through fifth-grade students.

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   Phoebe Apperson Hearst Awards

The Phoebe Apperson Hearst Awards for innovation in family engagement, named after National PTA co-founder Phoebe Apperson Hearst, recognize and celebrate achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. The awards are presented to PTAs that have earned the National PTA School of Excellence designation and demonstrated outstanding success engaging families in student success and school improvements. The awards are the highest honor National PTA presents to effective family engagement. Become eligible by enrolling in the National PTA School of Excellence program between May 1, 2019 and October 1, 2019 at PTA.org/Excellence.

Hearst Award

2018 Award Recipients

  • Maple West Elementary PTA (New York) – Phoebe Apperson Hearst Outstanding Family-School Partnership Award
  • Laurens Middle School PTA (South Carolina) – Phoebe Apperson Hearst Family-School Partnership Award of Merit
  • Boggess Elementary PTA (Texas) – Phoebe Apperson Hearst Family-School Partnership Award of Merit

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 PTA Life Achievement Awards

Give the award of a lifetime. Give the National PTA Life Achievement Award—the highest honor from the nation’s largest child advocacy organization—to the person who daily lives out his or her commitment to children. Complete the Form or call (800) 307-4782 to submit your request.

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Upcoming Awards

Keep an eye on these upcoming awards. The application period is not yet open for these awards, but the criteria focuses on achievements happening right now.

 Jan Harp Domene Award

Call for applications to open early 2020 based on efforts and achievements in 2019

The purpose of the Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award contest is to recognize PTAs that are dedicated to the needs of all families represented in their schools. The contest acknowledges PTAs that develop practices that are inclusive and equal for all families and that result in positive change. Call for applications will open in in early 2020. All diversity and inclusion efforts must be from the previous calendar year (2019).