Parent Education


*NEW DUE DATE* - October 15


Applicants must be a unit, council or district PTA in good standing.


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.

Parent Education Grants (on average $500 to $2,000)


Parent Education Grants are available for developing and implementing programs and projects aimed at enhancing parent education such as:

  • Creating a parent resource center or parenting library
  • Organizing a parent action seminar on a community or campus issue
  • Offering workshops to grow student success
  • Providing information in school newsletters on preparing healthy meals
  • Designing a forum focusing on children with special needs
  • Developing a program to help families transition to middle school and high school

To ApplyDownload application

Questions? – Please contact the California Sate PTA Scholarship and Grant Chairman at:

Grant Recipients – Parent Education Grants

Emerson Elementary School PTA, Peralta District PTA – $250

The PTA unit received funding for a presentation by a Spanish-language parent education speaker at their first Spanish-language PTA meeting.

The meeting, tailored to parents' interests, featured a Spanish-language speaker to talk about parent education issues, such as how to navigate the school system, and concrete ways to support children's education at home.

The grant helped the unit to reach out to predominantly Spanish-speaking parents and improve participation and inclusion.

Westmoor High School PTSA, 17th District PTA – $1,000

The PTA was awarded a grant to provide Parent Education Workshops - Parents Reaching Out and Bullying Prevention - to the parents and students of their school.

Topics included effective parental nurturing and discipline styles, cross-cultural awareness on language and appropriate behaviors, and creating rapport and building effective communication skills.

The unit will collaborate with the ASK Academy, a volunteer grassroots organization.

The organization utilizes education, economics and entertainment to address critical issues such as high drop out rates, high incarceration rates, increased violence in schools and against women and children.

Parkmont Elementary PTA, Peralta District PTA – $1,000

The PTA unit received funds to offer a series of parent education classes, Parent Project Junior, in partnership with the City of Fremont's Youth and Family Services for younger children.

The program involves 2-hour classes for 7 weeks focusing on parenting skills of strong willed children ages 5-11. The PTA will sponsor this course for the larger community and join with six other, local elementary schools within a three-mile radius to promote it.