Bobcat Grants

Dream big

New ideas that support the Clara Barton Elementary PTSA mission, enhance curriculum and foster a dynamic learning environment spark Bobcat Grants.

The best Bobcat Grant ideas have a school-wide impact that may be realized over time, such as grade-level equipment to be used for multiple years. Clara Barton PTSA Members, including individual teachers, groups of teachers/staff, and members of the Clara Barton Community may apply.

A Grant is intiated by completing the online grant form for a project, program, or items to be paid from PTSA funds. If a Bobcat Grant proposal exceeds approved budget, please still apply. Application deadlines for the 2020 - 2021 school year are October 15 and February 8.

Grants are reviewed by the PTSA Grant Committee and approved by the Board with the following funding criteria and principles:  A Bobcat Grant...

  • Benefits the largest possible number of students.
  • Funds projects, equipment or supplies not traditionally funded or no longer funded by LWSD.
  • Is neither a promise nor a guarantee of future funding for any program. If a Bobcat Grant is approved and extends beyond the current school year, a request for the future year funds will need to be made.
  • Applicant has explored other sources of funding, including councils, departments, LWSD, other associations, fundraiser donations, etc.
  • Should have a project plan for proper adult supervision, if applicable.
    Purchase is property of Clara Barton Elementary and should remain with school/classroom.
  • Will not serve to reimburse anyone for a purchase that is already made.
    Cannot fund salaries.
  • Application includes at least 1 bid/cost estimate, when applicable. If awarded, additional bids may be requested.

Bobcat Grants have been to purchase 30 Kala Soprano Ukuleles and sports equipment.

Questions? Contact the PTSA Executive Vice President at