PTSA Club Assistance and Teacher Grants

Deadline for Grant Applications is February 7, 2020

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The DHS PTSA’s grant program funds activities that support the Decatur High School community and supplement the academic, cultural, social and extracurricular experiences of our students. Grants can be requested for equipment, supplies and projects that enhance our student’s classroom or co-curricular experiences, to start a new or support an existing DHS club,  for student or teacher-led activities, or for any other projects that will enrich the DHS community.

All grants are made possible by the DHS Annual Fund, which is supported by donations from DHS families and other members of the DHS community.

Grants are separated into two categories:

  1. “Mini-Grants”, which are limited to requests up to $800.

The applications for these grants will be reviewed and approved by the DHS PTSA Grant Committee.

  1. “Big Ticket” grants which are for requests from $801-$5,000.

These larger grant applications will be reviewed by the Grant Committee, and, if recommended, submitted to the PTSA Board for approval.

Prior Year Grants: In the past two years, PTSA grants have facilitated, among other items, the purchase of Chromebooks and Brain Models for the Social Studies Department, equipment for the Culinary Arts Department, instruments for the Band, and a Theatrical Projector for the Drama/Musical Theatre Program. These grants have also provided support for numerous clubs and co-curricular activities. See here for a comprehensive list of what the Annual Fund has supported.

Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a grant application detailing the impact, value, need, and plan for implementation of the project to the Grant Committee. Grant requests can be initiated by students or faculty. The next grant deadline is February 7, 2020. The proposals will be reviewed by the Grant Committee and decisions regarding awards will be made as quickly as possible.

To download the Grant Application, please click HERE. Please make sure to attach any necessary supplemental information or documentation with your application. Once completed, please SUBMIT your application to  Spring 2020 grant decisions will be made at the February PTSA meeting on Monday, February 24th.

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