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Texas PTA DEI Impact Award!

PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

The Texas PTA DEI Impact Award recognizes PTAs that best demonstrate outstanding achievement in the areas of diversity and inclusion as defined in the Texas PTA DEI Policy. These PTAs commit to continually being a voice for all children by ensuring their work is mission-driven and equitable in the areas of membership, leadership, program content, advocacy, training, partnerships, and communications.


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General Questions & Answers

When is the deadline to
an application?

The application will open March 10, 2023 and must be submitted by March 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
How long does it take to apply?

Once you have all your information gathered, the application process should take less than 30 minutes. Application must be completed in one sitting.

Eligibility Questions & Answers

Who can apply for the TX PTA
DEI Impact Award?

Local or Council PTA can apply.*

In order to be eligible, a Local or Council PTA must be in good standing as defined by the Standards of Continuing Affiliation.

Application Questions & Answers
What do I need to fill out
the application?

Below are the items you need to fill out information. 

  • Your Texas PTA ID# (Find Yours Here)* 
  • Name(s) and contact information for key contact(s), PTA members, and leaders who participated in reaching the achievement(s). 
  • Responses to the narrative questions, each with a 350-word maximum.**

*Important: If your PTA Unit ID number is not 8-digits, please enter "0s" for empty spaces in front of your ID number (e.g., 45897 would be entered as 00045897).

**Recommendation: Since the application must be completed in one sitting, we recommend typing out the narratives onto a word file and saving for your records.

What are the narrative
questions on the

Below are the three long-form questions from the application. 

  • Describe how your PTA focused on eliminating bias, prejudice, and misunderstanding to create a PTA membership and/or executive board that is inclusive and reflecting of the community.
  • Explain the outcomes and impact of your efforts.
  • How does your PTA plan to continue its work to be more inclusive?

Winner Selection and Recognition Questions & Answers
How will the winners
be selected?

The Texas PTA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force reviews all applications of PTAs who are in good standing and one winner will be selected from each category: 

  • Council
  • Local PTA

When will the winners
be announced? 

 Winners will be announced in April.

What do winners receive?

 ALL PTAs who submit an award entry:

  • Digital Badges to proudly display on your social profile
  • Badge ribbons at LAUNCH 2023

 One Council PTA and one Local PTA will each receive: 

  • On-Stage Recognition at LAUNCH 2023
  • Digital certificates for PTA members named in the application

I cannot attend LAUNCH 2023.
Can I still win?

Yes! If you are selected and are unable to attend, another member from your campus or council can accept the award on your behalf. If no member from your PTA is able to attend LAUNCH, your PTA will still be publicly recognized for its accomplishment.

Technical Support Questions & Answers

I am having technical
difficulties with submitting
my application.
Please email A Texas PTA staff member can assist you with submitting the application.
I applied, but I did not get
a confirmation message.
What do I do now?
Please check your spam folder first. If you did not get a confirmation message or would like to double check that the application went through, please contact