A school council can submit only one proposal for the 2016-2017 PRO Grant cycle.
The maximum amount provided for a school council proposal will be $1,000.
All proposals must be approved through a motion of the school council.
Special consideration will be given to eligible projects from school councils that:
Projects must comply with the regulations, by-laws, policies and guidelines of their district school board and school council. The school principal can provide information in this area.
School councils may develop proposals:
When working in partnership with other school councils, each school council is eligible for the maximum amount of $1,000. Each school council is responsible for submitting its own application, including the project budget. If approved, the school council is also responsible for the successful completion of the project and the submission of a final report to the Ministry and its district school board.
Projects must focus on informing or engaging parents in support of improved student achievement and well-being. The grants are intended to support projects that help identify and remove barriers to parent engagement that may prevent some parents from fully participating in their children's learning.
Projects may fall under the following categories:
The application is to be completed and submitted online.
Information can be saved to allow work on the application at different times.
Upon submission, a copy of the completed application for the school council will be sent by the system to the school council chair and the school principal.
Please ensure that your submission is consistent with all of your district school board's strategies and policies. The submission of an application is a legal declaration that both the school council chair and the school principal have authorized the submission of the application.
Please keep your registration email address active for at least one year for future notifications.
If your proposal is approved, your school council is responsible for carrying out the project as outlined in your application.
The grants will be awarded through a provincial review process. There is no appeal process. Applicants will be notified by email about the results of their application.
Project funds must be spent by June 30, 2017. Any funds not spent by June 30, 2017 must be returned to the district school board.
The report back form is to be completed online by accessing http://education.factorial.ca on or before July 15, 2017. School councils are encouraged to submit their report back form as soon as their project is complete. When the report back form has been completed, a copy will be sent by the system to the school principal. School councils must submit a copy of the report back along with all relevant receipts to their district school board.
For more information, please contact your local regional office of the Ministry of Education.