Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Ceisteanna (187)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

187. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the minor works grant for a school (details supplied) for the 2019 school year; if the school will receive the grant in 2019; if so, when it is likely to be paid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49747/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Minor Works Grant will be paid to all primary schools in the first half of December as part of the investment in education under Project Ireland 2040.

All primary schools will receive a flat rate Minor Works Grant of €5,500 plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil attending a special school or special class. The grant is worth €6,425 for a 50 pupil school and over €11,000 for a 300 pupil school. The grant amounts to €29m across all primary schools.