Today, Premier Doug Ford announced $380 million in funding for parents, guardians and families facing additional expenses related to education and COVID-19.
"The new Support for Learners program will provide direct one-time payments to help offset additional learning costs, whether their children attend school in person, online or a mix of both. Funds can assist with additional education expenses during COVID-19, such as workbooks, school supplies, technology and developmental resources. The funding also assists with additional childcare costs, whether the child is in child care or at home," states a news release issued today by the province.
Application will remain open until Jan 15.
Successful applicants are eligible to receive:
- $200 for each child aged 0 to 12; or
- $250 if their child or youth is aged 0 to 21 with special needs
Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement in Vaughan, Ont. this afternoon at 1 p.m.
He will be joined at the press conference by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education; and Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance.