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.

MRIP Mini-Grant Award Applications for Spring 2018

The Metro Regional Implementation Project is excited to offer mini-grant 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 Schools. 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. 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 deadline to submit your mini-grant application is Friday, March 23rd.

If you have any questions, you may contact Megan Gruis at or 612-499-2310. Funding for this initiative is partially funded with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using state funds.

Upcoming Training - Cohort 13 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 13 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 2017-2018 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.