About Staff Mini Grants


Email: [email protected]

Quick Links:
Download a Fillable PDF of the Application. (Make sure to save the file to your desktop BEFORE you fill out the form.)
Download a PDF of the scoring rubric for your reference.

We are pleased to kick-off our first year of the mini-grant program funded by the PTA. Mini-Grants can be used to help fund special programs, projects, items, and/or events that benefit individual classes, grades, all students, teachers or the Janie Stark Elementary School Community.  Mini-grant awards can be requested for new materials for classrooms and school projects, programs, events, and school presentations.

The PTA has approved $2,500 for mini-grant projects for the 2016-2017 school year.

Applications will be accepted in two cycles (fall and winter) during the 2016-2017 school year. The full $2,500 is available now and all teachers and staff are eligible to apply.

The maximum amount granted per application is $500.  Requests for smaller amounts are also encouraged.

Please fill out the application to apply and email it Meredith Watson, PTA President, at [email protected].  Upon your submission, you will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received.  If you have any questions, please contact Meredith Watson at [email protected].

The Fine Print

All items purchased with grant funding become property of Janie Stark Elementary School. Supplies purchased for a specific teacher’s use will remain with the teacher or their tenure at Janie Stark Elementary. Supplies or technology purchase to support a grade level curriculum will remain with that grade level regardless of the assignment of the applicant.

Funding Process:
Recipients will be reimbursed for actual expenses up to but not exceeding the grant amount. Original invoices and receipts are required for all reimbursements. Download the reimbursement form.

Grant recipients have two options:
Option 1:
Reimbursement: You purchase the product, then submit a reimbursement request form (with original receipts attached). The PTA Treasurer will write a check to the grant recipient for reimbursement.

PTA cannot reimburse sales tax. PTA will provide applicant with tax exempt information upon grant approval if needed.

Option 2:
PTA direct payment: Complete a reimbursement request form requesting payment to the vendor (attach a copy of the completed order form) The PTA Treasurer will write a check to the vendor and return the check to your school mailbox. You give the check to the vendor. Once you receive the order, you must send a copy of the invoice to the PTA Treasurer for PTA records within 30 days.

Future Funding and Future Use:
Repeat grant applications are permitted. However, when the PTA meets a grant equest, it is not a guarantee for future funding (such as funding the same initiative the following year).

Please Note: The Grant committee reserves the right to ask for additional information or clarification from the applicant.

You can view the scoring rubric here.