Program Development Assistance Fund (PDAF)

PDAF is intended to encourage innovative ideas at the local school level which significantly and directly enhance the delivery of programs and services to students. Innovation may include, but is not limited to, taking an established curriculum practice or program and using this in a new and unique way. PDAF provides teachers with financial support to initiate creative and innovative teaching practices.

An annual sum of $200,000 is allocated for the purpose of encouraging innovative and unique program development in Nova Scotia's schools. Projects funded or assisted under PDAF must be directly related to the Public School Program.

Applications must be received by the first day of February, April, June, August, October and December. The PDAF Committee meets to review applications on or about the fourth week of these months. After this meeting, applicants will be informed in writing of the committee's decision.