Pennsylvania PTA Cultural Awareness Grant Deadline: December 19th

Pennsylvania PTA Cultural Awareness in Family Engagement  Mini-Grant 

Application deadline: January 31, 2022 

Summary: Win a $500 grant!!   Simply design a program that effectively  engages the diverse cultures in your school and community.  

Family Engagement in Education 

Decades of research prove that when families are actively involved in their child’s education, student achievement improves, students earn higher grades and test scores, they have fewer  disciplinary referrals, and schools get better as a result. 

About the PA PTA Cultural Awareness in Family Engagement Mini-Grant Purpose and Scope: The cultural awareness mini-grant aims to: 

  1. Increase the capacity of local PTA units to design programs that are receptive to  culturally diverse families. 
  2. Provide incentives that foster a spirit of inclusivity and acceptance of all cultures. 

Funding: Mini-grants are non-sponsored awards in the amount of $500.  The requested grant amount and  timeline should be designed to fit the needs described in the proposal.  

Eligibility: All PTA units in good standing as of October 31, 2021. 

To be considered a PTA in “good standing”, your PTA MUST: 

Remit your state and national dues by October 31, 2021. 

Forward a copy of your latest 990, 990N, or 990EZ as required by IRS regulations. Forward a copy of your 2020-2021 audit report. 

Have Bylaws that are current (reviewed and revised within the last five years).



Selection Process and Criteria: In this competitive process, proposals will undergo review by  members of the PA PTA Family Engagement Committee. 

Selection criteria include: 

Quality and feasibility of proposed program 

The direct link to at least 2 of the National PTA’s Standards for Family School  partnerships 

Participation from parents, teachers, and school staff  

Application Guidelines: 1 or 2 – page proposal should include the following: PTA name and unit number 

Name, title, and contact information of applicant 

Principal signature and PTA president signature 

Brief description of request: 

o What do you plan to do? 

o Timeline (when is your program going to take place)? 

o What do you hope to accomplish? 

o Benefits to students, families, and school 

Post Award Requirements: Grantees will be required to submit a project and budget report at  project completion and share their experiences at the 2022 PA PTA state convention. 

Submissions are due by January 31, 2022  by 6:00 pm 

Submissions: Submit electronically to mhess@papta.org. Applicants will be notified of award  decisions by March 15, 2022. 

Questions: Please contact, Family Engagement Chairman, familyengagement@papta.org or call the Pennsylvania State Office at (717) 564-8985.  

Website: www.papta.org