NEOEA's Public Relations Committee
budget sets aside $12,500 to provide
grants of up to $250 to local associations.
Your local association may use one
of these grants for a public
relations project that will promote
a positive image of your association
within your community. Grants are
awarded based on the public relations
benefit to the community and/or the
association demonstrated in the application.
Please be sure the primary purpose of the
funding is to provide exposure for
your association outside the school
and in the community.
Why not take advantage of this opportunity to enhance the image of your local association
within your community? To do so, complete the simple, one-page grant application provided.
Your application must be postmarked by December 31, 2012, and must bear at least two
signatures from among those of your local president, PR chairperson, or treasurer. E-mail
applications received by the due date will also be accepted if accompanied by e-mails from at
least two of the signers listed on the application form. Recipients of the grant will be
informed by the end of January 2013.
Local affiliates which send at least one delegate to the fall NEOEA Representative Assembly
may apply for a second grant involving an additional public relations activity.
The number of grants actually awarded is affected by the number of qualifying applications
received. NEOEA cannot guarantee that all qualified applicants will receive grants.
Please note: Grants are not awarded to purchase equipment or supplies normally used by
local associations to conduct routine business, to fund student or staff scholarships, to
purchase instructional materials, or to reimburse costs of internal activities.
|Recipients of the 2012-13 Public Relations Mini-Grants
||Graduation signs congratulate graduates on behalf of the Barberton EA.
||BEA for Bedford Foundation
||T-shirts to promote our association during the annual Bedford festival.
|Black River TA
||SOS: Save Our Schools - Level
||The BRTA helped pass the levy by educating the voters in our community.
||Patients at Akron Children's Hospital enjoyed their "Bunny Boxes" filled with toys sponsored by the BEA and their students.
||Old Fashioned Days Parade
||The Brunswick EA walks the Old Fashioned Days Parade handing out bracelets saying "My Teacher Cares About Me."
||Congratulation Yard Signs for Seniors
||Yard signs for graduating seniors reinforce our association's commitment to educational excellence.
||Let's Get Our Name Out There!
||CEA will take out ads for the various sports programs, yearbook, and band calendar.
||Back to School Book Bag Distribution
||CEA members donate money and time to assist families in the local community by purchasing bookbags.
||Copley Teachers Support Our Students
||Copley Teachers Association proudly supports Copley student athletes.
||Read Across America Celebration
||Herberich Primary School celebrates Read Across America Day.
|East Cleveland EA
||Back to School Rally
||Public schools need to "compete" for registration, and our district holds a "rally" to showcase students and the positives of East Cleveland Schools. Parents will use our canvas sacks to gather up "giveaways."
|East Cleveland EA
||Union Table Covering
||Our Association will have a presence at community events and provide a give-away with a table covering stating NEOEA/OEA/NEA--Working Together as One.
||Taste of South Festival
||The Elyria EA donates and distributes summer reading and writing material to the children who attend Elyria's "Taste of the South" festival to build relationships and enhance the image of our local with the public.
||Euclid Community Carnival
||Teachers becoming involved in their school and community show support of the Association and school district.
|Fairport Harbor EA
||Yard Signs for Graduates
||FHEA celebrated its graduates by making a yard sign for each graduating senior.
||Welcome to Firelands
||"Welcome to Firelands" gift bags for new students.
|Howland Classroom TA
||Support the Excellence
||By distributing seat cushions with "Support the Excellence," we were able to raise awareness of our role in the community and get their support for our levy.
|Medina City TA
||Fall into Fun with the Community
||We will sponsor a community activity (clown, Jungle Bob, balloon art) at the Medina Community Rec Center's Fall Harvest Festival.
||It's Better in Mentor Parade/Festival
||MTA was represented well at the "It's Better in Mentor" city-wide parade and festival, marching in the parade, and manning the booth to promote to the general public.
||Operation Help New Jersey
||The staff and students of the Niles City Schools collected and donated supplies that were delivered to victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey.
|Nordonia Hills Emp. Assn.
||Community Partnership Funds
||The NHEA/NEOEA logo will be prominent on the banner and associated publications.
|North Ridgeville EA
||May Art Show/Pride Day/Community Care
||The May Art Show, Community Pride Day, and Community Care Initiative provide the NREA ample opportunity to show the community that teachers care.
||Is It Kind? Is It True? Is It Necessary?
||Is It Kind? Is It True? Is It Necessary? Think about the effects your words may have before you speak, text, tweet, or post.
||Congratulations Graduating Seniors
||The signs will continue the long tradition of the REA being involved in all aspects of students' educational experience and will send the message to seniors that their teachers and all of REA support them and wish them the best.
||Veterans Day/Yearbook Ad
||We demonstrate our pride and gratitude to the veterans in our community and on our staff who have served our country. The yearbook ad will provide a sense of history, pride, and commitment to the community.
||Yard Signs for Seniors
||Sandusky EA shows they support their students through graduation with the gift of a yard sign for each graduate.
|Sheffield-Sheffield Lake TA
||Cardinal Pride - Brookside Graduating Seniors
||Promoting school spirit and public labor awareness through the use of yard signs to highlight graduating high school seniors.
|Sheffield-Sheffield Lake TA
||Community Days Celebration
||Sheffield Lake Community Days promotes and celebrates the City of Sheffield Lake.
|Southeast Local District TA
||A Free Meal for Community Members in Need
||Those who found themselves in need of food in the Southeast Local School District were able to enjoy a soup and salad dinner provided by SELDTA.
|Southeast Local District TA
||Veterans Day Breakfast and Assembly
||The Southeast Local District Teachers' Association hosted its fourth annual Veterans' Day breakfast and assembly for veterans of their community.
||Community members come to light the town square and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies provided by SEA.
||Senior Graduation Signs
||These signs show how the school and community come together to recognize all the hard work of our graduating seniors.
||Holiday Tree Festival
||Holiday Tree Festival: TTA donates a beautifully decorated tree for third consecutive year.
||Bring a Veteran to Lunch
||"Bring a Veteran to Lunch" provides an opportunity for the community to see our union's support of its veterans.
||Class of 2013 Yearbook Ad
||Vermilion TA placed a yearbook ad congratulating the Class of 2013 on their success.
|Wellington Support Staff
||WSS Supports Our Special Olympics Athletes
||Wellington Support Staff supports our Special Olympics athletes with a banner, bottled water, and snacks.
||Promoting Our Association through Community Involvement
||WETA will distribute items with our Association name on it to distribute at Community Family Night at the Lake County Captains baseball game.
||Willoughby-Eastlake teachers support youth baseball.
|Youngstown Student EA
||Read Across America
||Youngstown Student EA promotes literacy among students at the annual Read Across America event.