Teacher Directed PD Grant

Teacher Directed PD Grant

Teacher Directed PD Grant - teachers must complete this Google form 


This is an application to use funds from the Teacher Directed Professional Development Grant. Each school is allotted a set amount annually for this grant. Fund distribution is at the discretion of the staff, PD Rep and admin in your school. 

  1. Schools with less than 15.0 FTE are eligible for up to $500.
  2. Schools with an FTE of 15.0 or greater are eligible for up to $900.
  3. Applications will be accepted Fall and Spring by the PD Committee to be approved during our committee meetings.
  4. Approved applications are then sent back to each PD Rep to share with teachers and admin. * the spending of the grant $ is to be decided on by each school's Teachers, PD rep, and Admin**
  5.  Each teacher will need to fill out the Google form with receipts of their PD expenses at https://local6.teachers.ab.ca/Forms/Pages/Forms.aspx to receive their grant $$  **PD will be paid for by the school and reimbursed by the local to the school**

Items that the Teacher Directed PD Grant can be used for:

  • Professional Reading Material
  • PD registration
  • Sub coverage for PD events
This request will be considered by the PD Committee at a regularly scheduled meeting and you will be notified if it is approved. 

Reimbursement for expenses is sent to the school in the school's name, therefore you need approval from your admin before paying for expenses. You must use a school purchase card, or be reimbursed from a personal card by your school. NO CHEQUES WILL BE SENT TO AN INDIVIDUAL.


For if the grant is paying for your sub: When I book my sub I will choose PD - School Directed. When I apply for reimbursement, I will attach a screen shot of the sub booking.


All expense forms need to be submitted within 6 weeks of the expense and before May 31, 2023.

It is your responsibility to claim expenses so your school can be reimbursed. The online expense form can be filled out at https://local6.teachers.ab.ca/Forms/Pages/Forms.aspx. Receipts are required for registration.

Example scenario: 

I want to attend the ECEC conference in April. I get permission from admin to leave Thursday at noon to travel. Admin tells me there is only money in the school budget to cover the registration fee. I talk to my school's PD Rep and then tell my admin there is still money in our school's Teacher Directed PD Grant from our ATA local. I apply for the grant in an amount to cover sub, hotel, meals and mileage. I am approved. I tell my admin that the amount was approved. I use my school credit card to pay for the registration fee. I then use my school credit card to book my accommodations. I save all receipts and provide a copy to my admin and keep a copy for claiming expenses. I claim expenses through the local and provide a copy of the claim to my admin so the school can pay me for mileage and meal expenses, also filling out any additional paperwork my school needs.