The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) are announcing the Call for Proposals for the 2021 Grants to Assist First Nations’ Efforts to Address COVID-related Learning Loss.

FNESC and FNSA recognize the stress that the lengthy pandemic has created for students, families, and importantly for First Nation community and school staff, as well.  Accordingly, this Call for Proposals has been designed to be as flexible as possible, suggesting a range of activities that can be implemented in the summer, fall, and/or winter of 2021/2022. 

Through this Call for Proposals, First Nations are invited to submit proposals for one or more of the eligible activities for up to $60,000.

Key Resources

  1. Call for Proposals 2021 – Proposals are due by 4:30pm, 28th May 2021. Please submit proposals to
  2. Proposal Template
  3. Parent Resources (more may be added)


A Zoom information session is scheduled for May 4, 2021 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm for anyone interested in sharing ideas and/or asking questions about this Call for Proposals and the process of applying for funding.  This session is entirely optional.  To register, please contact Tino at

If you have any questions regarding this grant or the documents provided, please don’t hesitate to contact Tino Laemmle, FNESC Program Coordinator, Mentor and Skills Programs at