The purpose of my Department’s July Provision Grant Scheme is to provide funding towards an extended school year for children with a severe or profound general learning disability or children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) enrolled in recognised schools.
The eligibility criteria for the July Provision Grant Scheme 2019 is set out in the Department's Information Note on the Scheme which was published with the application forms and is available on my Department's website at www.education.ie
In the case referred to by the Deputy an application for home based July provision was received in the Department. Whilst the application was received too late to be considered for the 2019 Scheme, the child in question does not have the required diagnosis of a severe or profound general learning disability or ASD, and therefore would not qualify for the July Provision Grant Scheme.
The parent was notified of the decision on 12 July 2019.