Conference Grants

CTA Supported Grants

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 grant, go to

Grant Application Timeline

If you are interested in applying for a grant from UTSC to attend a conference in the current school year, you must complete the form below. The Conference Grant Committee will meet three times per year to review each application and recommend to the UTSC Board for a final decision.

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

Cycle 1 (Fall): September 28th – Grants will go to the UTSC Board meeting

Cycle 2 (Winter): November 30th. Grants will go to the UTSC Board meeting

Cycle 3 (Spring): March 29th - Grants will go to the Board meeting



Annual Conference


California Association for Bilingual Educators (CABE)

California Association for Career and Technical Educators (ACTE)

May 6- 8, 2018 So. Dakota

California Association of Mexican American Educators (AMAE)

California Association of Resource Specialists & Special Education Teachers (CARS+)

California Association of Regional Occupational Programs

California Association of School Counselors (CASC)

California Association of School Psychologists

California Association of Teachers of English (CATE)

California Association Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

California Agricultural Teachers Association

California Alliance for Arts Education

California Council for the Social Studies

California Industrial and Technical Education Association

California Kindergarten Association

California Math Council

California Music Association

California Reading Association

Oct 20- 21, 2017 LA

California School Library Association (CSLA)

Feb 1-4, 2018 Yosemite

California School Nurses Organization (CSNO)

Feb 8- 11, 2018 Riverside

California Science Teachers Association

California Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Computer Using Educators (CUE)