Metro Region

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) provides an organizational approach or framework for improving the social behavior climate of the schools and supporting or enhancing the impact of academic instruction on achievement and increasing proactive (positive/preventive) management.

Applications for Funding to enhance your PBIS program!

MRIP Sub Award Applications for Spring 2019

The Metro Regional Implementation Project is excited to announce, for a third year in a row, we are able to offer sub awards to schools aiming to enhance their PBIS implementation.  Funds are available to support innovative programming within the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports framework for Metro Region School.  Schools should request funds for projects that are aligned with their school/district PBIS goals and initiatives. Funds will be distributed as a reimbursement after the Completion Form is submitted.  Please note: funds may not be used to supplant salaries or pay for benefits and any purchased items, services rendered, travel expenses, conferences/workshops, etc. must occur on or before the June 30th, 2019 deadline in order to be eligible for reimbursement.  Allotment will be granted according to alignment with Fidelity scores and action plans, innovation, and impact on child count. The application can be made for up to $2000. Allotment will be given on a scale from $500 to $2000.

The MRIP PBIS Sub Award Program application deadline is February 28th, 2019.

MRIP Sub Award RFP 2019
MRIP Sub Award Application Spring 2019
MRIP Sub Award Completion Form 2019

Funding for this activity is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education.  The source of the funds is federal award Special Education-Programs to States, CFDA 84.027A.  The activity does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

Upcoming Training - Cohort 14 Schools – Next Steps for getting started…

  • Get ready for using School-Wide Information System
    The SWIS readiness and set-up process takes approximately 4-6 weeks, so please plan accordingly so that your school has your data system in place as soon as possible.
  • How do schools begin the process of establishing the School-Wide Information System (SWIS) data system if they wanted SWIS for use in their school?
    For all Metro-RIP Cohort 14 schools who want to begin using School Wide Information System (SWIS) please contact Megan Gruis, Metro RIP,

  • Establish a PBIS Assessment Coordinator provides access to several on-line survey tools that are required for school participating in this initiative. Schools will need to identify a staff person to serve as their PBIS Assessment Coordinator to set-up and access data provided by surveys.

  • How do schools establish their local PBIS Assessment Coordinator?
    The applicant should open the PBIS Assessment Coordinator Policy for instructions about completing the form, saving it and sending it by email to Megan Gruis, Metro RIP,

  • Calendar for Team Training. What are the training dates?
    All training dates during 2018-2019 are available. Go to this Team Training Calendar link.

Additional questions regarding Next Steps for being ready…… 
Please contact your Regional Implementation Project Coordinator Lauren, 612-638-1534.