Dear First Nations Communities,
The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) has been successful in advocating for $8.2 million of federal funding provided to the Province for COVID-response in the education system. FNESC is allocating the funding as grants to assist First Nations in providing supports in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for students who live on-reserve and normally attend public and off-reserve independent schools.
FNESC sent grant allocation letters to First Nations last week, including instructions for submitting a Letter of Intent to access the funds.
For additional details on this funding, please see the joint FNESC and Ministry of Education communique, which can also be found at http://www.fnesc.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Communique-2021-03-05.pdf.
For organizational updates and resources related to COVID-19, please visit www.fnesc.ca/covid19.