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Teacher Grants Program

DVHS PTSA Teacher Grants

2019-2020 Teacher/Staff Grant Applications (Applications are Due september 27)

We are pleased to announce that the 2019-2020 DVHS PTSA Teacher Grant application window is OPEN. The DVHS PTSA takes great pride in being able to provide grants to the teachers at our school. The DVHS PTSA has a budget of up to $5,000 for Teacher Grants.

DVHS PTSA Teacher’s grant can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to software, equipment, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, field trips, lab materials etc. This grant is limited to the current school year and does not encumber future boards.

Teacher grants are available to all full-time DVHS staff who are members of PTSA. If you haven't already, join DVHS PTSA online today or you can submit a paper application. Paper applications can be dropped off in the office or teacher workroom to the attention of the PTSA.

The PTSA has an initial budget of $5,000 for Teacher Grants, and that number could grow into more grants based upon memberships and corporate sponsorships. Due to an increase in volume of applications, grants are highly competitive and we can only provide funds to a fraction of those that apply.

Please submit your request for Teacher Grants by completing the online application. Supporting documentation is required. Grant requests may be of any dollar amount. Supporting documentation should be emailed to Note that the deadline for Grant Requests is September 27, 2019. The applications will be reviewed by a Grants Committee and awards will be announced at the October PTSA meeting.

Deadline to Submit Applications - September 27, 2019

Awards Announced - October 15, 2019 at the PTSA Meeting

Please contact PTSA Teacher Grant Committee Chair, Lili Shiau with any questions at

2018-19 DVHS PTSA Grant Award Results

We are pleased to report that $6342 was awarded in Teacher Grants in 2019!

Roberto Clemente $1150 Chrome Books
Dave Offerman $628 Culinary Arts
Alycia Veytser $200 Spanish Learning
Jim Harari $325 iPad for online homework
Pam Sheppel $850 PCR System for AP Bio
Jennifer Shuen $600 SF Field Trips  (BART Fare)
Kerri Knapp $750 Library
Nancy Iler $839 Tablets
Ramona Altman $1000 Music system in the dance room

Below are the grants awarded for the 2017 Grant program:

Grant Awards