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 initiated by completing the online grant form below for a project, program, or items to be paid from PTSA funds. If a Bobcat Grant proposal exceeds the approved budget, please still apply.
Application deadlines for the 2020-21 school year are October 15 and February 8.
Criteria & Principles
Grants are reviewed by the PTSA Grant Committee and approved by the Board of Directors 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's funds will need to be made.
- Applicant has explored other sources of funding, including councils, departments, LWSD, other associations, fundraiser donations, etc.
- Includes a project plan for proper adult supervision, if applicable.
- Purchases are property of Clara Barton Elementary and should remain with the school/classroom.
- Will not serve to reimburse anyone for a purchase that is already made and cannot fund salaries.
- Application includes at least 1 bid/cost estimate, when applicable. If awarded, additional bids may be requested.
Bobcat Grants have been used to purchase soprano ukuleles, library e-books, and sports equipment.