M-A Staff and Student Clubs
Established in 1999, the M-A PTA Mini-Grant Program aims to serve as many M-A students as possible by funding one-time events or supplies where alternate funding is not available. M-A teachers, club leaders, administrators, staff members, and students may apply.
What a Mini-Grant Can Fund
The PTA is guided by the principle that mini-grants should benefit the largest number of students possible across a variety of grade levels and subject areas. With this in mind, mini-grants generally fund:
Supplies, materials, and equipment including books, magazines, and newspapers
Support for school programs
Instructional CDs, videos and software
Electrical or electronic equipment
Entry fees or admission costs to museums or other field trip destinations (but NOT other field trip costs, such as transportation. See below)
What a Mini-Grant Cannot Fund
PTA guidelines limit mini-grant funding for:
No private transportation costs, hotels, etc. (due to insurance limitations)
No salaries or substitute teacher costs
No funding for staff professional development or staff conferences of any kind
No gift cards
No food (unless it is to feed volunteers)
No furnishings for staff rooms, lunch rooms or principals’ offices
No athletics-related requests. Please check with M-A Athletic Boosters
How to Apply/Deadlines
To apply for a Mini-Grant, please complete the Mini-Grant Proposal link below. You may also place your proposal in the Mini-Grant box in the mail room.
Please read the Important Reminders section below before submitting your application.
There are two rounds of Mini-Grant funding per year, and the deadlines for this year are as follows:
Deadline for Fall 2021 is 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 24
Deadline for Spring 2022 is 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 18
Application deadlines are final; no late submissions will be accepted.
Fully complete the Mini-Grant proposal including how the funds will be used.
Calculate expenditures carefully. The PTA will not fund any amounts over the amount approved (include tax and shipping costs, especially for internet purchases).
Grant funds must be used for the purposes specified in the grant application.
Items purchased with grant proceeds are the property of Menlo-Atherton High School.
It is now a requirement to be a member of the M-A PTA in order to request a mini-grant. Information about joining the PTA. Link provided below.
Complete the reimbursement request form when you are ready to be reimbursed. Please include a copy of your mini‐grant approval letter with the form.