Public Relations Grant

Grow your local P.R. program with an MNEA grant.

Local associations across the state have the opportunity to implement their ideas for spreading the good news about public education with a financial boost from Missouri NEA. 

MNEA’s public relations grant program is a project of the Association’s Communications and Media Advisory Committee. Grants of up to $300 are awarded for Read Across America projects and other projects that work toward the following goals:

  • Increase MNEA’s visibility in the community.
  • Build support for public education.
  • Support local association public relations efforts.
  • Improve the image of teachers.

All grant recipients will receive half of their money in the fall and the other half once they’ve completed the project and filed a project report. Grant recipients are also asked to design a means of evaluating the grant project.

Application Deadline: Sept. 9, 2022, winners will be notified in October.

Questions? For more information, contact Laurie Bernskoetter at (573) 644-9623 or

online application or Download a grant application