Jul 10, 2007 - Playground Grants - Important message for Parent Advisory Councils (PACs)

This fall the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch will begin to accept applications for playground grants.

The $4 million in grants, which were announced on May 24, 2007, represents a special 3-year partnership between the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. The grants will be available to PACs to assist in upgrading school playgrounds throughout the province.

Applications for the playground grants will be accepted online only through a new, separate and simple application form. A link to the application form will be provided in early September 2007 on the Branch's PAC / DPAC web page.

In 2007, applications will be accepted from early September until November 15. In 2008 and 2009, applications will be accepted from September 1 - October 31. Approved grants will be paid by January 31 of the following year. (Please note that the application period for "regular" PAC grants remains April 1 - June 30, with grants paid by September 30.)

For more information on the playground grants, please visit www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2005-2009/2007EDU0082-000671.htm