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Funding Sources

Be sure to open a bank account on behalf of your chapter in order to receive funds. Also, establish procedures for the deposit and withdrawal of chapter funds. The club office on your campus can help with this.

NEA Grants

There are a variety of sources for grants to support your chapter's activities and events. The National Education Association's Student Program (NEA-SP) has two grants that are available to student chapters across the country. For more information, contact the SCTA Office or check the NEA-SP website.

  • CLASS Grant – Community Learning Through Americas Schools. Provides grants of up to $1000 to any student local chapter that is involved in a project to better the community.
  • SOAR Grant – Student Organizing Assistance Resources. Provides grant money to assist state affiliates and local chapters in the recruitment of student members.

Also, check with community organizations and business that provide grants in your area.

Develop a relationship with your regional CTA Service Center Council Chair and staff. CTA divides the state into 26 regional Service Centers that provide support to local CTA and SCTA chapters. (For contact information for your local Service Center, contact the SCTA office).

Contact the Service Center and get on the mailing list for their meetings, trainings and events. Service Centers can sponsor students to attend CTA/ SCTA statewide and regional conferences (i. e. Equity & Human Rights Conference, Good Teaching Conference, Fall Leadership Conference, etc.). They may also provide financial assistance for your chapter's events (i. e. refreshments, speakers, copying, etc.)

Larger local CTA chapters may also be able to provide assistance to local student chapters.

Chapter Rebate Checks

Those campuses with official SCTA chapters receive rebates of $5.00 per student member. These checks are mailed in the fall to the chapter's advisor, but made payable to the chapter. These funds may be used for chapter events.

Associated Students (AS)

Some campuses provide funds for club activities through Associated Students. Be sure to look into any available funds early in the year/ semester.

Fundraising Ideas

Here are some suggestions for fundraising activities for your local chapter:

  • Concession booths at campus events
  • Raffle prizes at campus club day events
  • Car wash
  • Student auction
  • Barbeque
  • Sell merchandise (t-shirts, decals, coffee mugs, etc.)
  • Raffle prizes at campus club day events
  • Car wash
  • Student auction
  • Barbeque
  • Sell merchandise (t-shirts, decals, coffee mugs, etc.)

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