PTSA Small Grants Applications Due November 28!

The Garfield PTSA and Building Leadership Team invite Garfield Staff (including Student Club Advisors) to apply for funding through our Small Grants program. Applications are considered several times a year and the next deadline is Monday, November 28, 2022. 

Download the evaluation criteria (page 1) and application (page 2) here:  BLT Small Grant Request Rubric

Grant proposals are evaluated considering:

  • How many students will benefit.
  • How sustainable or measurable the proposal effects are beyond a single year.
  • How each project serves students who have been traditionally underserved.
  • Initiatives without adequate alternate funding resources.

PROCESS:

  • Fill out the one-page form and attach a clearly detailed budget.
  • Secure the necessary signatures of faculty/advisor support. The faculty advisor may forward the request by email with their comments or sign the application. 
  • Last day to submit materials for consideration this fall is Monday, November 28.  There will be one or two more opportunities to be considered for funding in 2023 with specific dates to be announced.

Completed applications and questions about how to apply should be submitted by email or in person to:  

 IMPORTANT: applications must be signed by a GHS staff person who is knowledgeable about the proposal.     

  • If the applicant is GHS staff, you will need the signature of your department head or a designated faculty/staff member.
  • Student club proposals must be signed by a Faculty Advisor.

Funded projects are wide ranging in type and size, with grants of between $200 and $2,500.  Examples of past projects funded through the program:

  • Competition related expenses for two student clubs (Robotics and Mock Trial)
  • Curriculum supplies for the math, language arts, special education, and world languages departments
  • Software for the counseling departments
  • Books, such as collections of readers in native languages
  • Guest speaker fees
  • Landscape design and re-planting effort for the Garfield Courtyard Restoration
  • Art supplies to implement a new hallway mural

Already this year, the program has approved: 

  • Microphones used in classrooms that provide real-time subtitles and translation in many languages to aid access to lecture and class discussions for students learning the English language. 
  • Poetry Workshops: Two all-day workshops for 9th and 10th grade students centered on using poetry and writing as tools of advocacy led by award-winning, native Seattleite poets who share their writing and work with students.
  • Delta Math Online Curriculum: Provides our entire math department with access to an adaptable content online curriculum allowing teachers to help students catch up from the learning loss of the last few years and also stretch and challenge students who have mastered the content of their class.

The Building Leadership Team is currently composed of Garfield teachers, staff, and PTSA volunteers.  Students interested in getting involved are welcome to inquire and learn more through Mr. Rees or vicepresident@garfieldptsa.org.