Parents Reaching Out Grants

September 10, 2011 :: Posted by - Steve Howe :: Category - Resources

Parents Reaching Out Grants

Through the Parent Engagement Office (PEO), the Ministry of Education has a number of other initiatives to support parent engagement across the province. Specifically, this year’s Parents Reaching Out (PRO) grant process has been announced and an online application is now available. PRO grants are provided to select applicants who develop projects, events or training in support of parent engagement. Not all projects can be funded, so interested applicants are invited to apply to one of the following:

PRO School Council Grants – Open to school councils working alone or in partnership with another school/school council, parent group, or community organization. Information is available online at: www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/schools.html

PRO Regional/Provincial Grant – Open to parent organizations, school boards, post-secondary or other non-profit organizations working in partnership with parent organizations. Proposed projects must fall under at least one of the following headings: ‘Parents as Partners;’ ‘Welcoming School Board and School Environments for Parents;” or ‘Parent Training and Skill-Building.’ Information is available online at: www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/regional.html

All PRO grant applications for the 2009-10 funding period have been completed. The maximum amount for the PRO School Council Grant is $1,000. The maximum possible amount for the PRO Regional Provincial Grant is $30,000. Detailed requirements and answers to questions are available online at: www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/reaching.html

The Ministry of Education website is an excellent resource for parents to find out about the PRO grants as well as providing additional information on being engaged parents such as on-line parent resources and tips to help school councils engage parents. The parents section of the website can be accessed at: www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents

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