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Program for the Enrichment of French in Education (PEFE)

Grants to Manitoba Nonprofits, IHEs, and French-Speaking
Schools to Enhance French-Language Education

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Manitoba Education and Training

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Grants to Manitoba nonprofit organizations, postsecondary institutions, and French-language schools to support and enhance French-language education. Funding may be requested to develop and deliver activities for the French-speaking educational community, as well as those learning French as a second language.

The purpose of the program is to provide financial support for school-based, extra-curricular and post-secondary projects that help to:

Enrich the educational community:
-Enhance and promote learning of the French language;
-Provide opportunities to discover Francophone culture and participate in French cultural activities.

Recruit and retain students:
-Recruit and retain students in the Français and French Immersion programs and in French (English Program) through school-based, extra-curricular, and post-secondary initiatives.

Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:

1. Capacity to meet the needs of the target population
-Does the project meet a need expressed by the educational community?
-Does the target population identified confirm that the activities proposed by this project meet their needs?
-Are the activities proposed in the project description directly connected to the need expressed by the educational community?

2. Relevance of the project's objectives to the educational objectives of the PEFE, which are to have students:
-Improve language skills;
-Practice French and live in French outside the classroom;
-Participate in the Francophone community and Francophone activities in French;
-Acquire leadership skills in French;
-Meet other Francophones and Francophiles;
-Develop confidence and pride;
-engage in learning French, to participate in, and contribute to, the Francophone community.

3. Quality of the project and evaluation measures
-Do the proposed activities in the project description help achieve the educational objectives of the PEFE?
-Have the performance targets been identified?
-How will achievement of the targets be measured?

4. Value of the project's benefits
-What impact will this project have on the educational community (students, teachers, etc.)?
-Is there an adequate cost/benefit ratio between the budget and the value of the planned activities?

Project activities must be conducted in French.

Eligible expenditures include, but are not limited to:
-The salary of a project coordinator or facilitator;
-Fees for professional services;
-The transportation and accommodation costs of individuals providing educational activities;
-The purchase of materials for the project, and the leasing of equipment and space;
-Advertising costs to promote the project;
-Operating costs related to the project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166832

Term of Contract:

The grant monies must be spent during a 12-month period starting July 1.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility is restricted to nonprofit organizations registered with Revenue Canada, post-secondary institutions and the Division scolaire franco-manitobaine.

The following expenditures are not eligible:
-Expenditures related to capital costs;
-Transportation costs for out-of-province travel.

Pre-Application Information:

2019-2020 Projects:
-Application Deadline: January 31, 2019
-Project analysis: February - May, 2019
-Response to applicants: Summer 2019
-First installment – 50%: Fall 2019
-Interim Report Deadline: January 31, 2020
-Second installment – 30%: March 2020
-Final Report Deadline: September 15, 2020
-Third installment – 20%: Fall 2020

Provincial funding will not exceed 50% of the actual cost of the project.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Danielle Parent, Education Officer
Telephone: 204-945-6024
Toll-free: 1-800-282-8069, ext. 6024

Official Languages Program
Bureau de l’éducation française
309–1181 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0T3

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Manitoba