$200 Classroom Grants

  • One-per-teacher, these grants are first-come, first-served, but we should have enough budgeted to cover all requests.
  • Intended for use on classroom supplies or professional training that will enhance the educational experience of student. (Food, snacks and classroom parties are not eligible).
  • Grants can be used by individual teachers up to $200 or pooled with other teachers for a larger purchase.
  • These do NOT need approval of department head or principal. Receipts are required.
  • Fill out the top section ONLY of this REIMBURSEMENT FORM and email to the Treasurer at treasurer@lwhsptsa.org. 
  • Questions about $200 Teacher Grants? Please contact our PTSA Treasurer at treasurer@lwhsptsa.org.

Teacher/Staff Enrichment Grants

The intent of this grant program is to provide an opportunity for staff members to request funding to support programs, equipment, or other activities that will help enrich the educational experience at LWHS. Over the course of the year, we try to grant money to support different departments and different types of students. There is no maximum for grant requests. Sometimes we approve grants partially.

How do I apply for a grant? Fill out the GRANT APPLICATION FORM, get the appropriate signatures, email the completed form to grants@lwhsptsa.org. We will notify you within a few weeks after the grant deadline whether you have received the grant or not.

When can I apply for a grant?  “Fall” grants for teachers/staff - Deadline is the last Friday in October. “Spring” grants for teachers/staff - Deadline is the last Friday in January.  “Ad hoc grants” for teachers/staff - May be applied for at any date.  There is no deadline for ASB and Club grants (see below).

Why do I need my department head's signature? The number one reason we have for rejecting a grant request is because the principal tells us there is money in the requestor's departmental budget, and not to fund the grant. Therefore, we have asked you to take the step of talking to your department head first and determining if your request can be funded that way. 

What is the decision-making process? The Grant Committee reviews each application and evaluates it on a variety of criteria, including how much money we have to give away; how much is being asked for; the variety of grant applications; how many students would be served by the grant; and how worthwhile we feel the request is. The Committee makes a recommendation to the PTSA Board about which grants to fund and at what level. 

What kinds of materials and experiences have received grant funding in the past? We have supported a wide variety of ideas, supplies, initiatives, and educational experiences with Enrichment and ASB grants.  Robotics materials (for the class and the club), food and decorations for ASB events, spirit wear and "rally" supplies for teachers who attend and support LW Teams of all kinds, classroom libraries, supplemental teaching materials to make academic lessons "hands on" (model railroad track for US History students, Spanish-language novels, etc.), and paint to create student murals around campus are all items that we've funded in the past.  We are happy to discuss your ideas prior to submitting your application if you have any questions!

ASB Club Grants 

Similar to Teacher/Staff enrichment grants, with a few differences:

  • Club Grants can be applied for at any time. We encourage you to have students do the thinking and requesting. It can be a very valuable learning experience!
  • These grants require approval of the Activities Coordinator and Principal.
  • To apply, fill out the GRANT APPLICATION FORM, get the necessary signatures, then email it to our Grants Chair at grants@lwhsptsa.org.

Social/Emotional Grants

This funding is intended to provide programs or materials to support the social/emotional well-being of students. The counseling department should get principal approval before submitting a grant application.

Questions about PTSA Grants?

 Contact the Grants Chair at grants@lwhsptsa.org.