JC/DC Action Alert – Family Engagement Center Funding

JC/DC Alert: Family Engagement Center Funding 

Family Engagement Centers – The newly enacted Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes the Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFEC) program, which provides competitive federal grants to statewide organizations to promote and implement evidenced-based family engagement strategies. If the SFEC program is funded, applications for these competitive grants can be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education by statewide organizations such as non-profits or by groups of statewide organizations that have demonstrated involvement in engaging families in their child’s education and experience working with state-level agencies, communities, organizations and schools on family engagement policies and practices. Unfortunately, neither the House nor Senate included this important line item in their annual budget. It is not to late to have this key item funded but to accomplish our request we need to make our voices heard. Please take a few moments to send a letter to our members of Congress. You can quickly send your letter by clicking here.

 

Thank you,

Carla Wiese

VP and Director of Legislation and Advocacy


Action For Healthy Kids – Game On Grant

I’m pleased to inform you that Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), National PTA and ALDI have joined forces to support school-based efforts that help children develop healthy habits. Grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to support 2016-2017 school year wellness initiatives in California, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Texas (five grants awarded per state). Priority will be given to local PTA units, but all are welcome to apply.

 

The grant application opened on August 8, 2016; applications are due September 16, 2016.  You can find more information and the application here: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/apply-for-grants

 

Here is sample social media to use to promote this opportunity to your local units.  Here is the graphic for download.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Thank you,

Heather

 

Heather Parker, MS, CHES

Senior Manager, Health and Safety

National PTA

T (703) 518-1258  | (800) 307-4782

hparker@pta.org | www.pta.org