Grant Opportunity for COVID-19 Relief Funding

Phase Two funding is now open nationally to all local and District/Council/Region PTAs. Applications can be submitted through our grants portal from June 1 – July 12th. https://www.pta.org/home/run-your-pta/Awards-Grants/covid-19-relief

In addition to providing the funding to PTAs and school communities, National PTA launched a comprehensive webpage at PTA.org/COVID-19 with resources, tools and information to support families and educators amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, National PTA has been advocating for access and support for families and schools for online learning, access to school meals, funding for family engagement, and fiscal and policy relief for state and local education agencies.


PTA Grant Announcement – Larimore Elementary PTA

Missouri PTA is pleased to announce Larimore Elementary PTA (Hazelwood School District) is a recipient of a PTA COVID Relief Funding Phase One Grant. The funding is made possible by PTA Proud National Sponsors TikTok, Google, Bayer Fund, Mathnasium and Life360.

“COVID-19 has presented many challenges for families and schools. Now more than ever, PTAs nationwide are working hard to ensure our students, families and educators are safe, healthy and have what they need—focusing on social and emotional wellbeing, resources for distance teaching and learning, bridging the digital divide and addressing food insecurity,” said Leslie Boggs, president of National PTA.

The 1st round of relief funding was a direct invite to PTAs who were actively working towards School of Excellence recognition during the 2019-2020 school year. Larimore PTA will receive $5,000 to support their work to meet the most pressing needs of their school community during the ongoing pandemic. 

Phase Two funding is now open nationally to all local and District/Council/Region PTAs. Applications can be submitted through our grants portal from June 1 – July 12th. https://www.pta.org/home/run-your-pta/Awards-Grants/covid-19-relief

In addition to providing the funding to PTAs and school communities, National PTA launched a comprehensive webpage at PTA.org/COVID-19 with resources, tools and information to support families and educators amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, National PTA has been advocating for access and support for families and schools for online learning, access to school meals, funding for family engagement, and fiscal and policy relief for state and local education agencies.


National PTA Grants – Deadlines September 8, 2019

Visit https://www.pta.org/home/run-your-pta/Awards-Grants for more information.

 

2019 PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop Grant, Sponsored by Google

July 10 – September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for the PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop Grant, sponsored by Google.

 

2019 PTA Connected SmartTalk Conversation Grant, Sponsored by Symantec

July 10 – September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for the PTA Connected SmartTalk Conversation grant, sponsored by Symantec.

 

2020 Take Your Family to School Week Grant, Sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax

July 10 – September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for the 2020 Take Your Family to School Week grant, sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax.

 

2019 Healthy Hydration Grant, Sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America

July 10 – September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for the 2019 Healthy Hydration Grant, sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America, together with its national brand Nestlé® Pure Life®.

 

2019 STEM + Families Science Festival Grant, Sponsored by Bayer

July 10 – September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for the National PTA STEM + Families Science Festival Grant, sponsored by Bayer.

 

2019 STEM + Families Math Night Grant, Sponsored by Mathnasium

July 10 – September 8, 2019

Apply now through Sept. 8 for a National PTA STEM + Families Math Night grant, sponsored by Mathnasium.


Three Schools in Missouri Will Each Be Gifted A $100,000 DON’T QUIT!® Fitness Center from the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils

FEBRUARY 11, 2019

NOMINATE YOUR SCHOOL TODAY!

JEFFERSON CITY — – Continuing his goal of ending childhood obesity, fitness icon Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC), has kicked off 2019 by selecting the State of Missouri for its 2019 DON’T QUIT! Campaign.  The NFGFC will deliver a state-of-the-art DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center to three Missouri schools for demonstrating leadership in getting and keeping their students fit. School nominations will be accepted starting today and will run through Friday, March 22, 2019.  The nomination process is simple.  All you need to do is fill out a short application and include a written essay or short video.  Download the Missouri state application here.  It’s easy, nominate your school today!

“Childhood obesity is a serious problem that can follow a child into adulthood. I’ve declared war on this preventable disease, and it’s inspiring to see elected leaders like Governor Mike Parson immediately jump on board to join the battle and welcome us into their state. Every governor we’ve partnered with recognizes that obesity is neither a democrat nor republican issue; it’s a kids’ issue and all have vowed to do everything possible to help,” said Jake Steinfeld.  “So far we’ve delivered DON’T QUIT! Fitness Centers to 28 states and Washington, DC and the response from students, teachers, and communities has been unbelievable.  Kids are excited about working out and being physically active and, as a result, their academic performance and self-esteem have skyrocketed.  Now, Missouri schools have an opportunity to make a change that will have a lasting impact on kids well into their future.”

“I’m thankful that Jake Steinfeld and the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils have partnered with Missouri to help improve the health and well-being of children in our state,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Teaching young people the value of setting goals while also building confidence can be invaluable in so many other ways through the course of their lives. This program has been a success all over the country, and we are grateful for this generous opportunity. I encourage every elementary and middle school in the state to apply for this gift.”

The NFGFC program will make its way into all 50 states in the coming years. Each fitness center is financed through public/private partnerships with companies like The Coca-Cola Company, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, Wheels Up and Nike, and does not rely on taxpayer dollars or state funding.  TuffStuff Fitness International provides all the fitness equipment, which is manufactured right here in the United States.  The foundation’s goal is to build a nation of the fittest, healthiest kids in the world.

“I have witnessed firsthand the positive impact fitness centers have had on students and their communities. When you provide schools with the tools and inspiration, you’ll be amazed by the changes that take place,” continued Steinfeld.  “Children are our most precious resource and by providing them with a strong foundation in health and fitness, we can feel confident that they’ll excel beyond their wildest dreams.”

Physical activity and exercise are shown to help prevent and treat more than 40 chronic diseases, enhance individual health and quality of life, and reduce health care costs.  In schools, studies show that physical activity improves academic achievement, increases confidence and self-esteem, reduces discipline problems, cuts absenteeism, and fosters better interpersonal relationships.

For more information about the NFGFC or to download a nomination form, visit www.natgovfit.org.

About The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils
The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC) seeks to encourage and reward innovation in the field of youth fitness by awarding fitness centers to schools that use new and unique methods to promote student physical activity and wellness. The NFGFC envisions a fitness center in every school in the U.S., helping to build a nation that—through innovation and a “DON’T QUIT!” attitude—boasts the fittest kids in the world. Since 2012, the NFGFC has delivered fitness centers in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Georgia, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia, California, New Mexico, Connecticut, Virginia, Illinois, Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Ohio, Washington, Wisconsin, Arizona, Maryland, Louisiana, Oregon, Colorado, Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah.  In 2019, we will gift fitness centers to four more states including Rhode Island, Missouri, Michigan, and Minnesota.