PTSA Grants

The AVHS PTSA offers small grants to aid special programs proposed by teachers, staff, and students. The PTSA Grant program encourages grant applications from many segments of the AVHS community. All grant applications are submitted electronically. You are welcome to apply if you are a PTSA member as well as a:

  • teacher
  • club leader
  • administrator
  • staff member
  • student

If you receive a PTSA Grant you will be asked to write a short article with a picture describing what was purchased and what positive impact it had on the AVHS community and send it to the PTSA communications chairperson.

What Grants Can Fund

To help the AVHS community; grants fund

  • supplies and equipment
  • No projects that benefit just a few students.
  • publications, such as books, magazines, newspapers
  • instructional CDs, videos, and software
  • furniture
  • construction materials for small projects
  • leadership support

The PTSA is guided by the principle that a gift to the school should benefit the largest possible number of students. Grants generally fund

  • Requests that benefit more than just a few specific students
  • Requests that impact a wide variety of subject areas and grade levels.
  • Requests with a limit of approximately $10 per pupil for any consumable.
  • Requests for club and class events up to $1500

What Grants Can Not Fund

Based on PTSA guidelines, here are the general limits of grant funding:

  • No field trips, unless they are pre-approved by the district.(Insurance limitations generally make this impossible.)
  • No athletics-related requests. Please check with Athletic Boosters.
  • No projects that benefit just a few students.
  • Teacher or staff salaries for field trips
  • Electronic hardware

PTSA Grant Instructions – click here to download the Grant Instructions sheet.

PTSA Grant Application Form – click here to download the Grant Application Form.