Any OCDSB or OCSB school may apply for one Pitter Patter Grant, annually.
Applications will be sent to and reviewed by OSTA. Funding will be prioritized based on the strength of the application. In addition, applications will be prioritized according to the following criteria:
1. Schools which are not currently receiving other SAT services from OSTA; then
2. Schools which receive SAT services but are making this their first Pitter Patter Grant application; lastly
3. Schools which receive SAT services and have previously received a Pitter Patter Grant.
Pitter Patter Grants will be distributed twice per year, up to a maximum of $10,000 per semester from September 1 to January 15, and from January 16 to June 30 of the school year. Once OSTA’s funding allocation has been completely delivered, no other funds will be released to other applicants. Confirmation of the award will be sent to the school. Any outstanding applications may be revised by the school for the next deadline date.
Semester #1 Application Deadline - September 15, funds distributed between September 30 to December 31 according to school event timeline
Semester #2 Application Deadline - January 15, , funds distributed between January 30 and June 30 according to school event timeline *This year, the application deadline has been extended to February 28 and funds will be distributed between March 9 and June 30
Applications for the following school year may be submitted no earlier than May 31 of the current school year.