March 9, 2021

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

For organizational updates and resources related to COVID-19, please visit