Program for the Enrichment of French in Education
The Program for the Enrichment of French in Education (PEFE) was established by Manitoba Education under the Canada–Manitoba Agreement on Minority Language Education and Second Official Language Instruction 2009-10 to 2012-13. Within the framework of the program, Manitoba Education provides discretionary grants to non-profit organizations and postsecondary institutions for the development and delivery of activities that are primarily offered to the members of the French minority community in Manitoba. Grants are awarded annually based on demand and available funding. Provincial funding will not exceed 50% of the actual cost of the project. Project goals must address one of the educational areas of the program.
- STUDENT RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION: Student recruitment and retention strategies (e.g., promotional materials, pamphlets, videos, French activities for parents and the community, etc.)
- PROVISION OF PROGRAMS: Enrichment of programs and development of innovative teaching approaches (e.g., new courses, new teaching methods, new resources, etc.)
- STUDENT PERFORMANCE: Acquisition and development of assessment tools (e.g., reference framework, continuum between grade levels, etc.)
- ENRICHED SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT: Enrichment through curricular and extra-curricular activities (e.g., performers, cultural activities, camps, etc.)
- SUPPORT FOR EDUCATIONAL STAFF: Professional learning, French language courses and mentorship programs for teachers (e.g., French language courses, workshops, conferences, etc.)
- ACCESS TO POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION: Enrichment of programs or courses in the second language, support for the second language learners; improved access to programs.
In order to be eligible the organization must:
- have an official policy with respect to its educational services offered in French;
- offer programs and activities that demonstrate an active pursuit of such a policy;
- support, through its own policy and programs, the Department’s policies and programs.
Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:
- needs identified;
- project description (strategies and activities for achieving the goal);
- expected outcomes;
- method of measuring progress and indicators for evaluating project success;
- eligibility and pertinence of expenditures.
- Project activities must be conducted in French.
- The goal of the project must address one of the six educational areas of the PEFE.
- The project must show the educational aspect pertaining to programs from either kindergarten through Grade 12 or postsecondary system.
- The project must provide for observable and measurable results.
- The duly completed and signed grant application must be submitted to Manitoba Education at least five months before the start of the project, or January 31 at the latest.
- The grant monies must be spent during a 12-month period starting July 1.
- During those 12 months, the grant recipient will be required to submit
- by January 15, an Interim Report that includes a financial attestation showing the actual costs incurred from July 1 to December 31 and the anticipated expenditures from January 1 to June 30;
- by September 15, a Final Report that includes a brief description of the project, a list of activities, a project evaluation, and a financial attestation showing the actual costs.
Eligible expenditures include, but are not limited to:
- the salary of a specialist to establish a new program or course;
- the fees of a specialist for professional services;
- the purchase of instructional resources and material necessary to establish a new course, program or teaching method;
- the travel expenses and substitutes costs required for the professional development of teachers;
- the purchase of material and travel expenses required to give young people an opportunity to use the French language.
The following expenditures are not eligible:
- expenditures already incurred or to maintain existing programs;
- expenditures relating to capital costs.
Timelines and Installment Schedule
||Deadline: January 31, 2013
|Response to applicants
|First installment – 40%
||Deadline: January 15, 2014
|Second installment – 40%
||Deadline: September 15, 2014
|Third installment – 20%
2013–2014 Application Form
The duly completed and signed Application Form ( 196 KB) must be sent to Manitoba Education by January 31, 2013. Please note that both an electronic copy and a signed hard copy must be submitted. The application form must be signed by
- the president or executive director
At the end of November, Manitoba Education will send a customized interim report to each grant recipient. This report must be completed and sent to Manitoba Education by mid-January.
At the end of April, Manitoba Education will send a customized final report to each grant recipient. This report must be completed and sent to Manitoba Education by mid-September.
For further information, please contact:
Education Officer — Special Projects, Agreements & Culture
Bureau de l’éducation française Division
509–1181 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0T3
Toll-free: 1-800-282-8069, ext. 6024