This program assists non-state schools that are eligible for government funding to meet external infrastructure costs associated with capital works projects: specifically for passenger pick-up and set down areas at developing schools, headworks contribution costs, and other external infrastructure costs in connection with new developments. (Refer to the External Infrastructure Subsidy Scheme Guidelines 130k.)
The program is administered on behalf of the Queensland Government by Capital Assistance Authorities (CAAs), one nominated by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission and one nominated by Independent Schools Queensland Inc.
Each CAA receives and assesses applications for external infrastructure subsidies from affiliated schools, makes recommendations to the Minister for Education, Training and Employment, makes payments to schools, monitors the progress of projects and carries out other functions as set out in the Education (Capital Assistance) Act 1993.
Funds are allocated to each CAA to assist with the costs associated with the administration of the program.
Refer to the External Infrastructure Subsidy Scheme Guidelines for details of expenditure guidelines and accountability requirements.
Accredited non-state schools that are eligible for government funding and affiliated with a CAA may apply to the relevant CAA. CAAs assess applications and make recommendations to the Minister for Education, Training and Employment.
One-off grant for each approved project
Payment of assistance may be sought when approved projects are at least 25% complete.
The funds allocated for a particular project are as assessed by the relevant CAA and approved by the Minister for Education, Training and Employment.
CAAs notify schools by 30 September of the previous year of the date by which applications must be submitted.
Capital Assistance Authorities
Queensland Catholic Capital Assistance Authority
Telephone: (07) 3336 9322 or (07) 3336 9321
Independent Schools of Queensland Block Grant Authority
Telephone: (07) 3839 0225 or (07) 3839 2142
Telephone: (07) 3224 5536
Facsimile: (07) 3237 0004