PTSA Funded Mini-Grant Program

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. 

If you would like to support CKM staff in providing new or improved programs for our students, please consider becoming a PTSA member today.

2019 Mini Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

The CKM PTSA is accepting 2019 applications for mini-grants from CKM teachers and staff to establish new or strengthen existing projects and programs that benefit CKM students. Projects that strengthen academic offerings or enhance electives, address under served needs and/or are not covered by other school funding sources will have the highest priority for funding.

Eligible Applicants

CKM teachers and staff who are CKM PTSA members are eligible to apply. Become a PTSA member here.

Application Deadline

The deadline to submit a complete mini-grant application is Friday, April 12, 2019.

How to Apply

Download the instructions and application here.


Application must be delivered to the PTSA mailbox in the staff mail room or emailed to Damon Antos at antosd@sbcglobal.net by the submittal deadline of April 12, 2019.

Grants will be announced by Friday, May 24, 2019.

2018 Award Winners

  • Jennifer Cook, Science, Stereo-microscope Replacements
  • John Warren, Science, Science Lab Coats
  • Paul Bowling, PE & Athletic Teams, Stronger Bodies Stronger Minds Universal Weight Benches
  • Bryan Fisher, World Languages, Japanese Library Expansion
  • Lori Jablonski, Social Science, “Just Mercy” Summer Reading for AP Government
  • Tammy Abdo, Social Science, AP US History Summer Reading

From microscopes to weight equipment, the projects aim to expand the quality of academic and extra-curricular programs for years to come.  (See below for a full list of award grantees.)  CKM teachers who received the grants have already begun purchasing their equipment and new supplies, and will be implementing their projects in the 2018-2019 school year.