ETA Professional Development Grants

ETA has established a Professional Development Grant program to support teachers wishing to further their professional knowledge.

If you are interested in applying for a grant, please follow these steps:

  1. If the conference is held by CTA, reference the CTA conference grant information below to see if you qualify for a CTA-sponsored grant.  
  2. Ask your administrator if they will sponsor your attendance at the conference or professional development workshop.  Click here for EESD conference request form
  3. If your costs cannot be covered by either of the above options, you may apply for funding through the ETA Professional Development Grant Committee.

To be considered for an ETA Professional Development Grant, please complete the form linked below.  The Professional Development Grant Committee will meet every other month for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year to review each application and recommend to the ETA Board for a final decision.

Currently, the maximum grant amount is $250, to be reimbursed directly to the ETA member.  Teachers are eligible to receive one grant per school year.  If funds are limited, priority will be given to teachers who have not previously received a grant.  Grant funds may be used to cover the costs of conference fees and registration, transportation, parking fees, housing, and meals.

Important: If you need to hear back about a grant request prior to February, please submit the request as soon as possible and we’ll do our best to meet to discuss it. Requests received after the following due dates will not be considered until the next meeting date:

Cycle 1: January 28th for final approval by the February 1st Eboard meeting

Cycle 2: March 25th for final approval by the April 5th Eboard meeting

Cycle 3: May 27th for final approval by the June 7th Eboard meeting

CTA Conference Grant Program

New Member Grants will be awarded to applicants who are within their first 5 years of CTA membership.

Minority Incentive Grants – Minority members are defined as belonging to one of the following racial-ethnic groups:  African American; American Indian/Alaska Native; Asian; Hispanic; Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or Multi-ethnic.  These grants are offered to encourage minority leadership within the Association.

Small Chapter Incentive Grants will be awarded to small chapters with a unit size of 100 or fewer members or 200 or fewer members for Issues Conference.

Special Small Chapter Full Incentive Grants will be offered for Issues Conference participants from chapters with a unit size of 25 or fewer members.

Special Under-Represented Groups (White Male, and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender) Grants will be offered for Equity and Human Rights Conference participants.

Grants cover conference registration and transportation.

For full details and to apply for a CTA grant, go to

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