Howard PTO 2021-22 Grants

  • As part of the PTO’s vision to make every child’s potential a reality, we are excited to offer grants to our teachers, students and clubs to help our students grow and learn. PTO Grants support innovative educational efforts, including creative classroom projects, unique enrichments to curriculum, guest speakers or performers, field trips, and new club activities. Last year the PTO awarded over $7,000 in teacher grants. Projects included 3D models and updated supplies for science classes, COVID protocol supplies for teachers and OCC therapy supplies and equipment.

    Applications for 2021-22 grants are accepted on a rolling basis, as long as PTO grant funds remain available. The PTO offers three (3) types of grants:

    Teacher Grants: 

    Teacher Grants are awarded to teachers on a competitive basis after evaluation by a PTO Grants Committee comprised of DT Howard PTO parent(s), the school business manager and/or principal. Grant applicants may not serve on the committee. Areas evaluated include the number of students who will benefit from the project, the level of need at DT Howard for the project, the likelihood of success and the sustainability of the project.

    Priority will be given to new proposals over previously funded projects, although the latter are eligible. Grants are not intended to be a permanent funding mechanism for projects, so if a project is funded, other permanent funding should be secured. Partial funding is available.  

    Grants cannot be used for snacks/food items, teacher training, salaries, consumable goods, or items that “go home” with the student (such as individual trophies or medals).  All items funded through the grants program will become the property of DT Howard Middle School. Additional teacher grant opportunities that would pay for classroom incentives are available through DonorsChoose. However, DonorsChoose requires teachers to use their vendors.

    Click here to apply for a Teacher Grant.

    Requests for instructional technology (i.e. Chromebooks, laptops) should be directed to the Foundation. To be considered for a technology grant, please contact Ms. Antone.


    Student Activity Grants:

    Student Activity Grants are awarded to students participating in clubs or activities (such as a music trip) that include a fee or expense.  The PTO pays awarded funds directly to the club or class hosting the activity. The application process is confidential and is submitted to the student’s counselor. 

    Click here to apply for a Student Activity Grant.


    Club Grants:

    Club Grants are awarded to school clubs. Priority is given to applications that use the funds to benefit the entire club and to activities that allow participation by all interested students. Grant money will not be awarded for items such as consumables (food/drinks), personalized uniforms, or individual trophies and medals. All equipment/materials purchased with PTO grant money belong to DT Howard Middle School. 

    Click here to apply for a Club Grant.


    The PTO Grant Program does not fund athletic teams. Grants for athletic teams should be directed to the Howard Athletic Booster Club.


PTO Membership

  • 2022-23 PTO Badge

  • The PTO seeks grant proposals that offer strategies/experiences to:

    • Further the school’s achievement plan
    • Improve student achievement and the school learning environment
    • Increase a teacher’s ability to enhance differentiated instruction
    • Test new creative ideas for teaching and curriculum
    • Provide start-up clubs with durable resources to strengthen the quality of extra-curricular activities at the school

    Questions about the grants application or review process should be directed to

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Last Modified on July 22, 2022