National PTA Partners With TikTok to Support District, Council and Regional PTAs
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our communities is staggering. Over 36 million people unemployed. Over 50 million children out of school. Grocery costs are going up and families are struggling with technology costs to support distance learning. Every family has been affected by the pandemic.
These are our families.
In moments of crisis, PTA is there working for our teachers, families and students. National PTA has partnered with social media app TikTok to create the PTA COVID-19 Relief Fund. We are awarding $15,000 grants to 25 District, Council or Regional PTAs, and $5,000 grants to 35 local PTAs.
The grants can help you meet the most pressing needs of your districts and regions during the ongoing pandemic. They can be used to maintain your existing programs or help you start news ones, such as supporting struggling families that may be food insecure, supporting mental health programs, providing ongoing distance learning resources or helping with technology costs so students can continue learning online at home.
Applications are being accepted through July 12. The application requires information from school administrations, so we encourage you to start your application now!
Learn more about the grants and application process in one of our COVID-19 Relief Funding Grant Live Chat sessions:
- June 4: 7:30 p.m. EDT. Secure your spot.
- June 8: 1 p.m. EDT. Secure your spot.
- June 22: 1 p.m. EDT. Secure your spot.
- July 9: 7:30 p.m. EDT. Secure your spot.
PTA and TikTok are committed to meeting the needs of school communities during the ongoing pandemic. Apply today so you can have the funds you need in the new school year to make a strong impact in your area.
Help us spread the word!
We are also awarding $5,000 grants to local PTAs. Please share this message on your networks, and encourage your local PTAs to apply! Visit PTA.org/COVID19Grants for more information. Click on the yellow social share buttons below to quickly and easily spread the word!
Sixth District PTA UPDATE Regarding COVID-19/PTA Meetings
Teleconference & Election Guidelines
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|As we continue to shelter in place, teleconferencing and video conferencing have become the default medium for connecting with anyone outside our own homes: friends, family, teachers and our PTA community.
To help you navigate all the tools, programs, processes and platforms that allow us to connect "virtually," let us guide you to some resources:
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National PTA Launches Webpage to Support Families and Educators During COVID-19 Crisis
As all of us navigate this health crisis, we want to ensure that you have access to the tools, resources, and most importantly—the community of peers—that can help you manage your family easier and do your job better through this unprecedented time.
To help you, your family and your school community, we have created a webpage available at PTA.org/COVID-19. Among the many resources on the webpage are:
- Guides for families on social and emotional support, learning at home and healthy habits
- Tips for educators to teach from home, support their students and for self-care
- Strategies for PTA leaders to meet the needs of their school community and sustain their PTA throughout the pandemic.
While our utmost priority is speaking up for the health and safety of all students, educators, staff and families, we are also committed to YOU, our PTA members. If there is a resource you need that isn't yet on the webpage, please tell us via this survey.