The Manitoba government is increasing funding to colleges and universities by four per cent to $710.8 million, continuing to set the standard for investments in post-secondary education and investing in the future of the province.
The province is increasing funding for students with special needs students to $75.5 million and making it easier for these students to get the supports they require by eliminating applications as recommended by the Task Force on Special Needs Education.
Students in schools across Manitoba will see more investments in their future, including targeted supports for academic achievement and career development, with more than $1.3 billion in public schools funding.
A new program will provide $100,00 in funding to purchase new food processing equipment in commercial community kitchens.
Nineteen economic development projects will receive $140,268 in funding through the province’s Partner 4 Growth grants.
The Manitoba government continues to invest in student success by providing $3 million in new funding to hire more teachers and keep kindergarten to Grade 3 classes smaller.
Three Manitoba-made products received funding and other support after winning this year’s Great Manitoba Food Fight, highlighting the many exceptional and delicious locally made foods produced in the province.
Mennonite Heritage Village has been awarded $100,000 in funding for the rehabilitation of the Waldheim House at Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach, Manitoba.
Ted Falk, Member of Parliament for Provencher, announced support of $456,334 for thirteen projects under the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.