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National Solar Schools Program


Funds are provided to install solar power systems, other energy efficient and sustainable measures within schools.

Expenditure guidelines

Funds are expended according to the National Partnership Agreement established for the National Solar Schools Program (NSSP). Funds can only be expended on eligible projects identified in the National Solar Schools Guidelines and based on school applications.

An acquittal process is in place and was established in 2009 with the Capital Works Programming Unit. Data on school projects is captured prior to funds being allocated to schools through GAPS.

Duration of program


Policy reference

Further information can be found at: (DETE employees only)


State Schools including Outdoor and Environmental Education Centres (OEEC)

Form of assistance

Cash grants to eligible schools

Payment details

Commonwealth Funding

Allocation of funds

The program is application based and grant amounts will be based on eligible funding available for the submitted project. Schools have the option of providing additional funding if required. Projects vary from $2000 to $50,000.

Data requirements

Funds for school projects are based on approved applications submitted by the school to the Commonwealth. School projects are administered by the State through a National partnership Agreement.


Infrastructure Services Branch

Telephone: (07) 3034 4537

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