Funding Options

Have a great idea that needs some funding? The PTSA may have some funding available via one of these options.

Teacher Stipend

For classroom enrichment, up to $300 total per school year

Available to: GHS Faculty and Staff
Funding:  total of $300 per school year per teacher
Deadline: Check Requests must be submitted by June 1st
Process: Complete a Check Request form (see below), attach receipts (required). Turn in a hard copy to the PTSA Treasurer’s folder in the school’s main office or email a Word doc or PDF along with scanned copy of receipts to treasurer@garfieldptsa.org.

Allow two weeks for processing. You may also request that the PTSA pay a third party invoice by attaching it to the Check Request form (in lieu of reimbursement).
NOTE:  The PTSA reserves the right not to honor a Check Request that does not follow these protocols.

Small Grants

For expenses up to $2000

Available to: GHS Faculty, Department, Club, or Activity
Funding:  Grant proposals for up to $2,000 are awarded twice a year from a pool of funds set aside by the PTSA annual budget.
Proposal deadlines: Fall grants are due in September and spring grants are in due in February.  Specific dates are set by the small grant committee and are available on the PTSA website.

Process: Fill out the small grants form and attach a detailed budget. Forms available on the Small Grants page. Secure required faculty/advisor approval signatures. Turn in a hard copy to the PTSA box in the front office, or email a Word doc or PDF to smallgrants@garfieldptsa.org
Reimbursement deadlines: Grant funds should be spent in the year in which they were awarded and reimbursement deadlines will be set at the time grant is awarded.

Find detailed Small Grant guidelines here.

Large Grants

For expenses greater than $2000

Available to: GHS Faculty, Department, Club, or Activity
Funding: Proposals for funding over $2,000 are part of the PTSA budget process but can be awarded throughout the year depending upon available funds.
Proposal deadlines: Early spring for the next school year’s funding cycle.  Specific dates are set by the budget committee and are available on the Large Grants page.
Process: Complete the large grants form and attach a clear, detailed budget. Secure required faculty/advisor approval signatures. Turn in hard copy to the PTSA box in the front office, or email a Word doc or PDF to president@garfieldptsa.org
NOTE: Grants over $5000 require signature of letter of agreement to report progress against grantees goals to PTSA leadership. Grantee will work with the large grant committee to schedule their progress presentation at a PTSA meeting. (Letter of agreement available on Large Grants page).

Click to download – PTSA Check Request Form

Click to download (pictured below) – Guide to GHS PTSA Funding Options – Flyer

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