Ninth District PTA Grants

Ninth District PTA is offering Program Grants to unit and council PTAs in good standing. These grants are to develop and implement programs and projects that support the PTA mission and goals.

Grants are available for programs in the following areas at the unit and council levels:

  • Health and welfare,
  • Parent and student education,
  • Parent and student involvement.

Ninth District PTA grants are a one-time funding source. Individual grant awards will not exceed $800.


Applicants must submit all requested paperwork, completed and included, for an application to be considered. The unit president must sign that unit’s application, and the council president must sign that council’s application. The PTA applying for the grant must have association approval of the program.

Units or councils must submit grant applications to the Ninth District PTA office by noon on Friday, February 5, 2021.  Applications may be submitted online via Survey Monkey, hand delivered or mailed via USPS to the Ninth District PTA office, or electronically submitted by email to Facsimiles (FAX) will not be accepted.  Ninth District PTA will not consider applications received after the deadline.

If you want to submit a paper application, or apply by email, click here to download the application in pdf format.

Requirements for grants

Grant recipients must do the following:

  • expend grant funds by June 30, 2021;
  • submit by June 30, 2021, to Ninth District PTA a report detailing the project’s goals and objectives, an evaluation of the outcomes and a budget of actual expenditures; and
  • return to Ninth District PTA any funds not used for the purposes stated in the original grant application.

The Ninth District PTA Grant Committee will select grant recipients, and decisions of the committee are final. Ninth District PTA will notify applicants of their standing by letter and a check will be sent to each grant award recipient. Grant recipients names will be included in the Ninth District PTA Annual Meeting/Founder’s Day program.

Award Criteria

  • Your PTA/PTSA must be in good standing with your council and Ninth District PTA; including up to date, approved bylaws; membership dues and insurance must be paid by the grant application deadline; and Federal, State and CA Attorney General tax filings must be up to date;
  • The PTA applying for the grant must sponsor the programs and projects;
  • Only one completed application will be accepted from each unit or council;
  • No payment of salaries or purchase of equipment will be considered;
  • No grants will be awarded for grad night or disaster preparedness materials;
  • Honoraria for program speakers may be listed as grant expenses;
  • New and innovative programs and financial need will be given strong consideration by the committee;
  • Expanding and improving existing programs will be considered.
  • Adherence to the County and School District health orders and COVID protocols are required.

We recommend that you prepare your application offline and then cut and paste the answers to the SurveyMonkey (link above) form.  If you apply online, you will need to upload the following documents to complete the application:

  • End of the year audit (June 2020)
  • End of the year financial report (2019-20)
  • Current treasurer’s reports
  • 2020-21 PTA/PTSA budget
  • Be sure to upload your latest federal, state and Attorney General’s tax documents to MyPTEZ or submit copies of your filings.

If you apply in person or by e-mail, you will need to provide copies of ALL documents with your application.