The PTA Mini-Grant Program is designed to be a flexible source of PTA funding for LES faculty and staff, with the opportunity to receive funding for projects or purchases that will benefit the student population at LES.
Mini-grant funding will be available depending upon the outcome of fundraising efforts of the LES PTA. The PTA Executive Board makes the final decision on all mini-grant requests. For the 2017-2018 school year, all applicants must be a member of the PTA.
For 2017-2018, all applications are due to the PTA by November 1, 2017, and will be reviewed together (not on a first-come, first-served basis).
The Mini-Grant Process:
A teacher or staff member has an idea for a program, project, or purchase, and completes the PTA Mini-Grant Application Form and submits it to the LES Principal.
The Principal reviews the application to see whether or not there are already funds allocated to the school to pay for the program, project or purchase.
If no school funds are available, the application is given to the Vice President to discuss with the Mini-Grant Committee. The Committee will discuss and make a recommendation on approval or denial.
During a PTA Board meeting, the Vice President presents the applications(s) and recommendations to the board. The board members discuss and vote on funding for each application.
The Vice President follows up with the teacher or staff member on the approval or denial.
If the request is approved, the Vice President will provide more information about the reimbursement process as needed.
After the program has commenced or completed, the teacher or staff sponsor is encouraged to report back to the PTA on the program's success
Please contact Wendy Teeter with any questions.