The IFNE grant program is no longer accepting applications. The application deadline for this grant was February 5, 2018, and work funded by the grants is currently underway. A total of $36 million over 3 years was provided to support partnerships between First Nations and provincial school jurisdictions to help develop 3-year projects that focused on:
- Early Childhood Education in Primary Schools
- Student-centred supports
- Children and youth not in school
- Parent/caregiver engagement
- Indigenous languages
This program focused on increasing opportunities for First Nations to receive coordinated education programs and services that were responsive to their needs.
Funding was available to:
- individual First Nations in Alberta
- Tribal Councils
- First Nations education authorities
- provincial school jurisdictions with existing Education Service Agreements
- joint submissions from school authorities partnering with an individual First Nation
School jurisdictions that applied for funding required a letter of support from each First Nation with students attending their schools in order to receive funding support. Tribal Councils that applied on behalf of a member First Nation also required a letter of support from the member they were representing.
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