Distribution of School Uniform Vouchers

St. George’s, September 4, 2020 - GIS: Approximately 12,000 students in Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique will benefit from the Government’s School Uniform Voucher Programme this year. More than $1.1m will be spent for the programme that aims to lessen the financial burdens that families face. Government has placed considerable effort in providing assistance in the form of school uniform supplies, despite a significant reduction in revenue due to COVID-19. The following is a breakdown of the allocation per child and household.  Pre-School Student................................... $50  Primary School Student .............................$100  Secondary School Student .........................$150  Maximum per Family (per household) ......$450 Four thousand, five hundred and sixty-six (4566) applicants were processed online. The program started more than two (2) months late due to Covid 19, and a School App was developed and launched to help fast-track the program. Ten (10) of the fifteen (15) constituencies received vouchers yesterday and today. St. David received half and the rest will be delivered on Saturday morning. All constituency offices receiving vouchers will be open on Saturday morning to complete the distribution. The other five (5) constituencies will also be ready for delivery on Saturday 5th of September. The constituencies receiving on Saturday are St. Andrew North East, St. George North East, Town of St. George, South St. George, and St. Andrews South West.

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