Government of Canada - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
05/15/22 11:59 PM EST
Grants to Canada nonprofit and for-profit organizations, education institutions, First Nations, and agencies to provide services for students with learning disabilities. Funding may be used for resource services, assessments, therapies, personnel, and adaptive materials.
The objective of the High-Cost Special Education Program is to improve the educational achievement levels of First Nations students on reserve. The program provides access to quality and culturally-sensitive special education programs and services to:
In keeping with the trend among provincial education systems, High-Cost Special Education Program funding supports both direct and indirect services. This approach maintains the requirement for formal assessments of students and the development of IEPs. It allows First Nations schools the flexibility to employ intervention strategies more quickly. Activities funded under the program include:
The High-Cost Special Education Program consists of direct and indirect services. Direct services represent at least 75% of the available funding. These include a number of classroom and school-based services related to the education and support of students with high-cost special education needs. Examples include:
Costs associated with the:
Salaries and benefits for:
Indirect services represent up to 25% of total High-Cost Special Education Program funding. Funding is provided to eligible First Nations recipients for the development of special education programs and services on the understanding that each First Nations student with special education needs is unique. Each student requires a customized program to meet their individual needs in order to best support their success. Examples include:
For additional information on eligible expenditures, see: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1648063333852/1648063354821#sec7
GrantWatch ID#: 185710
The maximum amount payable per student per year will not exceed $155,000 and will depend on availability of funding and on high-cost special education needs defined in each student IEP.
Recipients may retain unexpended funding from a fiscal year to expend in the 1 year period immediately following the fiscal year for which it was provided, on eligible activities and expenditures.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
First Nations organizations in British Columbia must apply through the First Nations Education Steering Committee: http://www.fnesc.ca/
For more information on submitting a request, please contact ISC by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 1-800-567-9604 and ask to speak to an education officer.
Regional offices contact information: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1100100016936/1534342668402
Indigenous Services Canada
10 rue Wellington
Gatineau QC K1A 0H4
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