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Awards & Grants

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.

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.

Mary Lou Anderson Grants

The National PTA Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant provides up to $1,000 in matching funds to support local PTA arts projects within their school community. Funded projects will increase access to learning opportunities in the literary, media, visual and/or performing arts for at-risk or underserved audiences. Arts projects must actively engage families and community partners to strengthen family-school partnerships. Review the 2016 call for proposals and submit your application online by 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST, Friday, March 11, 2016.

Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award

National PTA is now accepting applications for the 2016 Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award. This award recognizes PTAs that best demonstrate outstanding achievement in the areas of diversity and inclusion, as well as efforts to end discriminatory practices. The award will be presented to one state PTA, one local and one council, or district PTA at the Annual National PTA Convention, June 30 – July 3, 2016. Review the application and submit your completed answers online online by 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST, Friday, March 18, 2016.