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National PTA is offering over $600K to nearly 500 PTAs to help conduct programs in school communities. The application period is now closed.

Contact us at Grants@PTA.org if you have any questions.

We hosted Drop-in Q&A Sessions to share information and answer your questions about how to get funding to support your local programs:

  • Watch the Thursday, Sept. 8 session HERE.
  • Watch the Friday, Sept. 23 session HERE.




General Questions

What funding opportunities are available this year?

National PTA offers funding for PTAs to host PTA programs for families in the areas of digital safety, STEM, literacy, healthy lifestyles and the arts. National PTA programs help engage, educate and inspire students and families. While the cost of the program is free, the funding helps to cover the costs of custodial services, food, transportation and translation services to ensure all families can participate.

Here’s what's offered this year:

Programs For All Ages
  • PTA Healthy Minds, sponsored by the New York Life Foundation and The Allstate Foundation – 100 local PTAs will be awarded $2,500 in funding Learn more.
  • PTA Connected: The Smart Talk, sponsored by Norton – 150 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in funding Learn more.
  • Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement, sponsored by the family of Mary Lou Anderson – 2 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in funding Learn more.
Programs For Elementary School
  • STEM + Families Propelling Our World, sponsored by Huntington Ingalls Industries – 35 PTAs will each be awarded $1,000 in funding Learn more.
  • STEM + Families Science Festival, sponsored by Bayer Fund – 25 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in funding and up to 3 District/Council/Region (DCR) PTAs will be awarded $5,000 in funding. These PTAs must serve K-5th grade within specific regions. Learn more.
Programs For Elementary or Middle School
  • PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome, Sponsored by Google + YouTube – 50 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000. Learn more.
  • Family Reading Experience Grant, Sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax – 35 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000. Learn more.
Programs For Middle or High School
  • Tobacco Prevention Campaign, sponsored by The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids – 15 PTAs/PTSAs that serve 6th-12th will be awarded $1,000. Learn more.
Programs For High School
  • PTA Connected Create with Kindness Grant, Sponsored by TikTok – 40 local high school PTAs/PTSAs will be awarded $1,000. Learn more.
  • PTA Connected + Discord, Sponsored by Discord – 30 local high school PTAs will be awarded $1,000. Learn more.


Why should we apply?

We’ve heard from PTAs across the country that your programs lead to new connections with local partners, attract new members and bring people together for learning and fun. Collectively, this can add up to a big difference in tackling tough challenges facing your schools, youth and communities. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

What can this funding be used for?

Programs are free, but you may face implementation costs such as custodial services, food, transportation and translation services. Our funding is flexible so you can decide how to meet your needs and make your program a success.

Who can request this funding?

All PTAs in good standing are welcome. Funding has helped our member PTAs of every size, in every state, representing students and families of diverse backgrounds—including many Title I schools and PTAs that have never received this funding. However, some of these opportunities have eligibility requirements (like grade or location). Please visit PTA.org/Grants for specific eligibility requirements.

How can we be considered for this funding?

It’s quick and easy to express interest. Answer just a few questions that should take no more than an hour, and your PTA could receive as much as $2,500. There’s no need for any special writing or technical skills to apply. We want to hear your PTA story and how the funding could make a positive impact on your school community. Learn more at PTA.org/Grants.

When is the deadline?

Apply for funding by Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT.


Application and Selection Process

Do I need experience as a grant writer?

Not at all. Answer just a few questions that should take no more than an hour, and your PTA could receive as much as $2,500.

What are you looking for?

We recommend you look at our scoring system as you complete the online form, so you know what the judges will be looking for. 

When will we find out if we have been selected to receive funding?

Funding recipients will be announced in early November. 

Can I apply for multiple funding opportunities?

This year, you can apply for multiple program grants, including ones you’ve received in the past. While you are only eligible to receive one grant, we encourage you to seek funding for more than one program.


Support and Resources

Who should I contact if I need help?

If you have questions about how to host a program in your community, make sure to talk to other PTA members and your school administration. If you have questions about the application process or how to run a National PTA program, email Grants@PTA.org.

What kind of support will be offered if our PTA receives funding?

Your PTA will receive one-on-one technical assistance and will be able to join a program cohort alongside other local PTA leaders.

Throughout the program year, your PTA will receive regular communication, opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and collaboration, and a dedicated inbox for any questions that may arise.

Need more help? Contact us at Grants@PTA.org