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Awards and Grants

Throughout the year, National PTA offers awards or grants to honor or support PTA's as they:

  1. ENGAGE families, support student success, improve the health and safety of students and families
  2. INCREASE access to arts education or celebrate advocacy and diversity

PTA Life Achievement Awards

Give the award of a lifetime. Give the National PTA Life Achievement Award - the highest honor from the nation's largest child advocacy organization - to the person who daily lives out his or her commitment to children. Complete the Form (PDF, 2MB) or call (800) 307-4782 to submit your request.

Mary Lou Anderson Grants

The National PTA Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant provides up to $1,000 in matching funds to support local PTA arts projects within their school community. Funded projects will increase access to learning opportunities in the literary, media, visual and/or performing arts for at-risk or underserved audiences. Arts projects must actively engage families and community partners to strengthen family-school partnerships. Deadline for 2016 applications has passed. Applicants will receive award status notification on March 11, 2017.