CALIFORNIA STATE PTA GRANTS PROGRAM
Applications Due – November 15
Eligibility – Applicants must be a unit, council or district PTA in good standing.
Selection – Each year, the California State PTA Scholarship and Grant Committee carefully reads and vets each application. All applicants are notified of their status in February.
PTAs selected for grant funding receive a letter of congratulations and recognition certificate from California State PTA along with a check and a grant report form.
Healthy Lifestyle Grants (on average $500 to $2,000)
Purpose – Healthy Lifestyle Grants are available for a variety of PTA programs and projects involving student activities such as:
- Dance/ exercise classes
- Getting smart about media and health
- Health Fairs
- Health and Fitness Awareness Week
- Aerobic activities
- Walking or running programs with walking logs
- Sun Safety Awareness
- Suicide and Teen Depression Awareness
To Apply – Download application
Questions? – Please contact the California Sate PTA Scholarship and Grant Chairman at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant Recipients – Healthy Lifestyle Grants
LaCrescenta Elementary PTA, 1st District PTA – $1,000
The PTA received a grant for a running program for all students, grades 1-6, during the Wednesday lunch recess from October through May. During that time students run, jog or walk the school track and lap cards are used to track how many laps are completed.
Rewards are given for students reaching certain distances and levels in this program organized by volunteer parents.
While the program is voluntary for students, it is expected that all students will participate at some time during the program period with about half of the students reaching the 26-mile distance.
Cielo Vista PTA, 4th District PTA – $1,000
The PTA received funds to develop a Garden Club that allows every student to experience, hands on, the development of various plants, fruits and vegetables.
Activities planned for students include planting, weeding and garden harvest. There are also plans for vegetable growing contests and a summer maintenance program to keep the students' garden flourishing.
A quarterly newsletter keeps students, teachers and community members connected and informed about the activities of the Garden Club.
Eastwood PTA, 33rd District PTA – $600
The PTA unit was awarded funding for a Get Movin' program in partnership with a local high school. Once a month for morning recess, the school's PA system is cranked up to play the kids' favorite dance music for their Get Movin' program.
The school partners with local, high school students, who are on campus for the 'Apple Academy' for aspiring teachers, to encourage the kids to participate and to teach them their latest moves.
The second part of this program is called 'Tasty Tidbits' where these same students pass out fruits and vegetables that are new to the elementary school students and lead the kids in a fun exercise time while encouraging them to make healthy choices.