In an effort to assist teachers and staff with needed resources to benefit our students, C.K. McClatchy PTSA established the Mini-Grant Program. The PTSA has funded over $6,000 in teacher Mini-Grants during the last few years.
Projects addressing the under served needs of the students and are not covered by other school funding sources have the highest priority for funding. Use of Grants has been used for a wide variety of items such as: enrichment activities, field trips, classroom equipment/supplies, software, and improvements to teaching and learning spaces.
On an annual basis and/or as PTSA funds allow, the PTSA Board accepts and reviews applications received from teachers and staff for mini-grants. The Board awards the mini-grant(s) based on established criteria. This usually takes place during the 3rd quarter of the school year. All teachers and staff who are PTSA members are eligible.
2018 CKM PTSA Fund for Excellence Mini-Grants
ATTENTION CKM TEACHERS AND STAFF: The PTSA is now accepting applications for its 2018 Fund for Excellence Mini-Grants! This fund is designed to help establish new or strengthen existing projects and programs that benefit McClatchy High School students. If you have an idea for something new or want to enhance your current program, the PTSA mini-grants, ranging in amounts of $100 to $1,000, may be just the resource you’re looking for and we strongly encourage you to apply!
Read through the grant evaluation criteria listed on the application form to make sure your idea matches fund requirements and priorities.
Fill out the 1-page application which includes a project description and budget.
Make sure the application is signed.
Drop off the complete application in the PTSA mailbox in the staff copy room by Friday, April 13, 2018.
The Fund for Excellence Mini-Grant recipients will be announced by May 25, 2018 with the expectation that projects will be implemented during the 2017-18 school year. All purchasing must be done by June 6, 2018.
Note: All applicants must be PTSA members. Membership forms may be downloaded from the CKM website here. If you are not a current PTSA member, you may submit your membership form and dues along with your Mini-Grant application.
If you have any questions, please contact: Jeri Shikuma, PTSA Mini-Grants Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.