March 29, 2021
Local TD and Minister for Social Protection and Rural & Community Development Heather Humphreys has welcomed today’s (Monday March 29th) announcement that Cavan Monaghan ETB will receive €435,000 in funding under the Devolved Capital Allocation for improvement works for Further Education and Training (FET) provision.
The announced was made by Minister Humphreys Government colleague, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris T.D., who has allocated €8 million funding in further education capital grants for the country’s 16 Education and Training Boards (ETBs).
The investment announced today of just over €8 million forms part of Project Ireland 2040 and will be provided via SOLAS for the delivery of small-scale and necessary infrastructure and improvement works, and for the purchase of equipment.
Under this funding programme, ETBs will be in a position to make decisions around small-scale FET investment priorities locally, and to ensure that projects can be advanced quickly and efficiently.
The grant also allows ETBs an opportunity to consider future accommodation needs and to procure professional expertise to conduct condition surveys of existing buildings, with a view to a strategic approach to estate planning and development.
In addition, funding has been provided for the introduction of an emergency health and safety works programme and further detail will be announced in the coming days.
Minister Heather Humphreys said: “This funding will support Cavan Monaghan ETB in progressing their plans for further education and training, while also addressing smaller scale improvement works in the near term.
“The funding of €435,000 will allow for the procurement of professional building surveys to inform longer term plans and in addition, with the introduction of the Emergency Health and Safety Works programme, Cavan Monaghan ETB can apply for funding to address immediate health and safety concerns arising in FET buildings.”