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Instructions:

Step 1: Read through the Fairfield PTA Council grant and award categories available to Fairfield Public Schools PTA organizations listed below.
Step 2: Download the specific PTA request form for your PTA organization
Step 3: Obtain approval from your PTA organization
Step 4: Go to PTA Councils FORM submission process, fill in criteria and upload your request.

Approval Process:

All grant and award requests are reviewed by the PTA Council Program Committee along with the PTAC President and PTAC Treasurer.

Joint School PTA Programming Funds Grants

Our goal:

With this programming grant, the PTAC hopes to encourage individual PTA units to partner with other PTA units in Fairfield to provide programs that support the children of Fairfield and their parents. In addition, we hope that these grants will encourage additional efforts to build relationships amongst the schools.

Criteria:

The programming event must meet the following criteria:

• Two or more Fairfield PTAs work together to provide programming for students and/or parents.

• The program is in keeping with the goals and mission of National and Connecticut PTA. In addition, we hope that these grants will encourage additional efforts to build relationships amongst the schools.

Amount:

Fairfield PTA Council will provide funding up to one-half of the individual PTA units’ costs, although not to exceed a total of $400 annually per elementary school, $600 annually per middle school and $1,000 annually per high school.

Family Education & Student Risky Behavior Programming

Our goal:

The Fairfield PTA Council aims to assist Middle and High School PTAs in affording programming that involves parent education and/or addresses Students’ Risky Behaviors. Educational programs targeting Depression, Drug & Alcohol Consumption, Drunk Driving, Texting and Driving, Abstinence or Safe Sex, Rape Prevention, Suicide Prevention, Cyber Bullying, Bullying and the like are appropriate for this grant.

Criteria:

The program must meet the goals and mission of the National and CT PTSA and be approved by both the Fairfield PTA Council VP of Programming and the Fairfield PTA Council President.

Amount:

Fairfield PTA Council will provide funding up to $800 per Middle School and $1000 per High School per school year for this grant. (Each school may apply for funding for multiple programs NOT TO EXCEED the individual school’s annual cap).

Community Service Grant

Our goal:

The Fairfield PTA Council provides grants to help fund community service activities initiated by Fairfield Public School groups.  These grants are meant to support community service activities involving our students, both within and outside Fairfield’s borders, in order to broaden our students’ sense of social responsibility and make our world a better place.

Criteria:

Guidelines:

• The activity must be sponsored by a faculty/staff member from a Fairfield Public School and approved by the principal/headmaster of that school.

• The primary benefactors/goal of the community service activity must extend outside of the school requesting the grant

• Requested funds must be directed toward the community service activity itself rather than for community service volunteers

• Activity should seek to involve as many Fairfield Public School students as possible

• Ideally, the activity will provide a hand’s on experience for our students

Amount:

Determined on a case by case basis.

Teacher Requested Grants

Our goal:

With this programming grant, the PTAC hopes to encourage Teachers to partner with their PTA units and the PTA Council in Fairfield to provide programs that support the children of Fairfield and their parents

Criteria:

The programming event must meet the following criteria:

• The teacher(s) requesting funding MUST be members of their home school PTA
• Be curriculum related
• Those grants request that fall within the following categories will be received more favorably
o Joint school programming
o civic or community engagement themes
o preventing risky student behavior
o programs that are centered in the Fairfield Community
• Be in keeping with the goals and mission of National and Connecticut PTA.

Amount:

Determined on a case by case basis.

Brian Fagan Grant

Our goal:

This grant is intended to recognize and reward outstanding teachers who demonstrate leadership and are currently enrolled in a program leading to an administrative certification.

Criteria:

By Nomination Only.

A nominee should meet the following criteria:

 Certified classroom teacher employed by the Fairfield Public Schools*

 Employed by the Fairfield Public Schools for the year in which the award is presented

 Demonstrate current matriculation in a graduate program of study in educational administration

Alis B. McGrath Award

Our goal:

Each year, the PTA Council honors a member of the Fairfield community as a Friend of Education. This is a person who is committed to the cause of excellence in our public schools and who has demonstrated clear leadership through their active involvement, not just in the educational process, but on the larger community stage as well.

Criteria:

By Nomination Only.

A nominee should meet the following criteria:

 Has made a significant contribution to the betterment of the children in our public schools

 Has made a system-wide contribution to further education in the town

 Has made these contributions and/or been involved outside of his or her official responsibilities
in the public schools

Deanna O. Kiernan Award

Our goal:

First awarded in 1980, the Deanna O. Kiernan Award is presented annually by the PTA Council of Fairfield in memory of a beloved past president, who served from 1977 to 1979, when she passed away. Ms. Kiernan worked tirelessly to promote public education, to advocate for all children in Fairfield and, most importantly, the PTA and its mission and goals. Her contributions to the PTA were made at the local and state level, and she was active in the League of Women Voters up until the time of her death.

Criteria:

By Nomination Only.

A nominee should meet the following criteria:

 Be a present or past PTA member

 Be currently or previously a key volunteer in the Fairfield Public Schools

 Be involved significantly in the betterment of our youth and schools

Tricia Ford Money Award

Our goal:

Introduced in 2016, this award is given to an individual who has demonstrated an exemplary passion and commitment to a single program or initiative that positively impacts Fairfield children and the community at large. It was created to recognize an individual who is moving the needle or raising awareness, whose name is synonymous with that issue or program.

Criteria:

By Nomination Only.

A nominee should meet the following criteria:

 Is an identifiable advocate of a single program or initiative that contributes to the betterment of the
children in our public schools and the overall Fairfield community

 Has raised awareness of that program or initiative and made a positive difference through their actions
to engage and educate others”

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