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LAPTA Grants and Application Links


Join us for the 2023 National PTA Virtual Convention, June 15-24, as we connect with PTA leaders, parent and caregivers, and educators to reinforce our mission, outreach and impact in our school communities to make a difference for every child. 

Louisiana PTA is providing twenty (20) National PTA Virtual Convention Grants that will pay for the registration fee for PTA members to the convention. Attendees will be delegates representing Louisiana PTA. Each grant is valued at $75!

Experience all that National PTA does behind the scenes for the children of our country. It is an incredible opportunity and will be done from the comfort of your own home!

Each member desiring to attend the convention must complete and submit a separate grant application.

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The Healthy Minds Grants encourage Local PTA Units to host mental health activities, events, and programs. National PTA developed the PTA Healthy Minds Program to empower families to make mental health an everyday priority.  

2023 Grant Winners

The winners of the $750 Healthy Minds Grants are Judson Warriors PTA, Shreveport, and Lake Harbor Middle School PTA, Mandeville.   We are proud to support your actions in  making mental health awareness a priority in your community.

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The Day of Service Grants encourage Local PTA Units to reach beyond the school and into the community to make a difference. Where is there a need? Who needs the PTA? February 17 is the National PTA Founders’ Day! How can you continue the legacy of PTA? 


Grant Questions 

  1. What are the top three community goals for the school’s administration? 

  2. Describe the community outreach or day of service program the PTA wants to host. Include the location, date, time, and goals of the event(s), supplies, volunteers needed, and any other details. 

  3. What are the top three challenges for the group, nonprofit, or agency that you are trying to support?

  4. How will the program be publicized to parents, families, and the community before and after the event?

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The Creative Teacher Grants support creative, innovative, and fun programs or projects for students. Grants may fund any activity or material which supports student enjoyment, wonder, and engagement.


Grant Questions

  1. What will the project accomplish? 

  2. Which and how many students will the project serve? 

  3. How will the project specifically benefit the students?

  4. What is fun, creative, and innovative about the project?

  5. What are the complete details of the project?

  6. How will the project be publicized to parents, families, and the community before and after the project?

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DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 20, 2023.


The National PTA Virtual Legislative Conference Grants pay the registration fee for PTA members to virtually attend the National PTA Legislative Conference (LegCon) on March 7 & 8, 2023. LegCon is an annual conference where PTA leaders join forces to influence Congress in Washington, DC. The first day is all about introducing the priorities for the year and giving background information. The second day is reserved for meetings with members and staffers. Take this opportunity to expand your knowledge of the ins and outs of federal law, grow your advocacy skills, explore National PTA’s legislative priorities for the 118th Congress and virtually meet with your federal representatives on Capitol Hill. See


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The Reading and Literacy Grants help Local PTA Units host literacy programs at their affiliated schools. Literacy skills in Louisiana are unacceptably low, and LAPTA and National PTA are making literacy opportunities a priority for our children. For possible programs, see Programs​.

2022 Grant Winners

The winners of the $750 LAPTA Reading & Literacy Grant are Covington Elementary PTA in Covington and Mandeville High PTSA in Mandeville! We can't wait to see how you make a difference in children's lives by increasing their reading and literacy. LAPTA encourages all Local PTA Units to host reading events at their schools because it is such a priority for our children's futures!


LAPTA Grants

Grants from LAPTA support local PTAs and teachers in their efforts to advance our top priorities. This includes reading and literacy skills, mental health, community outreach beyond the school, creative teaching lessons, child advocacy through legislative means, and learning more about National PTA.

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LAPTA Toolkit: Awards, Grants, and Contests

View or download Awards, Grants, and Contests Toolkit - PDF or Word

View or download a specific section in the Toolkit:

  • Advocacy Awards - PDF or Word

  • Apply for National PTA Grants - PDF 

  • Centennial Button Pins - PDF

  • Creative Teacher $500 Grant Application - PDF or Word 

  • Day of Service $500 Grant Application - PDF or Word

  • Healthy Minds $750 Grant Application - PDF or Word

  • Louisiana PTA Grants Overview - PDF 

  • Love Louisiana Video Challenge & Sample Flyer - PDF or Word

  • Membership: Annual Awards - PDF or Word

  • Membership: Monthly Challenges - PDF or Word

  • Mentor-a-PTA Award - PDF or Word

  • National PTA $75 Convention Grant Application - PDF or Word

  • National PTA $75 Legislative Conference Grant - PDF or Word

  • Outstanding PTA Newsletter Award - PDF or Word

  • Reading & Literacy $750 Grant Application - PDF or Word

  • Reflections Program - PDF or Word

  • Reflections Theme Search Contest - PDF or Word

  • Safety Poster Contest & Sample Flyer - PDF or Word

  • Top Grant Writing Tips - PDF or Word

  • Volunteer of the Year Award - PDF or Word

Grant Writing Tips

For many organizations, grant writing is the most important component of their fundraising strategy. When trying to secure funding for a nonprofit, it’s important to learn how to write a strong, successful proposal. The best grant proposals are clear, organized documents that illustrate why your organization should receive funds from the grantor. 


First and foremost, know your audience and get to know the institution that is offering the grant. Consider its goals, values, and objectives. Understanding these elements will help you demonstrate how and why your organization is a good fit. Research the eligibility expectations for each specific grantor and make sure you meet the minimum requirements. Compile a list of testimonials, recommendations, data sets, and success stories to include with your application. Every grantor is different, but they all want to know their money is being used wisely.

  • Know What Grants Exist and When to Apply. Sign up for National PTA’s newsletters and bookmark the grants page

  • Tell a Compelling Story. Make sure all your answers work together to highlight your PTA’s strengths and mission or the reason why you’re here. 

  • Share How the Grant Would Impact Your School Community. Identify an existing need in your school community and explain how the grant will address that need. 

  • Show Your Enthusiasm. Say how the grant will provide an exciting opportunity for your school and PTA. 

  • Answer All Parts of the Question. Include concrete, detailed examples and explanations that expressly answer the questions asked. 

  • Promote Family Engagement. Demonstrate how this grant will help you build stronger families in your community and encourage all families to attend your event. 

  • Get a Second Set of Eyes. Ask someone to proofread your work for spelling, grammar, and clarity before submitting the application. 


Peek, Sean. “How to Write a Grant Application for Your Organization”, February 5, 2021. 

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