Emergency Fund Application Form

Who Can Apply?

Any principal, teacher, or professional support services staff member can apply for emergency funds up to a one-time only maximum of $500 per student. To make the process easy and to get funds out to schools as fast as possible (24-48 hours) we’ve developed an on-line application process. 

Fund Criteria

  1. All requests for funds should be intended for EMERGENCY PURPOSES. We rely on the excellent judgment of the TDSB’s Professional Support Staff and Principals in determining that the application is for an emergency item.
  2. All requests must be made on behalf of TDSB students.
  3. Any request may not exceed $500 per student. Funds can be requested in increments and must be spent immediately upon receipt. (If a request for under $500 is made for a student, they remain eligible for the remaining amount up to $500, should there be the need for a further request.)
  4. PLEASE NOTE: Emergency grants can not be used to cover day to day transportation costs to and from school.

Funding Requirements

  1. A short on-line follow up report is a requirement. All applicants (principal, social worker or teacher) must submit this report within 30 days of receipt of funds.
  2. All receipts must be kept at the school.
  3. If a cash transaction is required to meet the emergency needs of a student a TDSB staff member must accompany the student
  4. NOTE: The costs for normal day-to-day transportation to and from school will not be funded.


  1. Fill in on-line form below and submit to TFSS.
  2. TFSS will e-mail confirmation of grant approval.
  3. On receipt of email approval, funds may be taken from a school account and then replaced with the funds received from TFSS.
  4. Cheque is mailed out by TFSS to the school.

(Please note, all fields on the form below are mandatory.)

The name of the applicant (i.e. principal, social worker, teacher)

Maximum $500 - please see requirements above

(poverty issues, etc.), including an itemized list of items to be purchased and approximate costs.

My principal has seen and approved this request

I agree to submit a brief online report of how the funds were spent within 30 days.


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