Forecast Opportunity View - Indigenous Boarding Providers
Indigenous Boarding Providers grant opportunity
This grant opportunity was announced as part of the 2021-22 Budget. Grants will assist boarding providers to support students to reconnect to school following the impacts of COVID-19 and will enable boarding providers to better address the education, health and wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boarding students and keep them engaged in school.
To be eligible for a grant under the Indigenous Boarding Providers grant opportunity, you must be an established boarding school, hostel, stand-alone or independent boarding facility targeted at supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from remote or very remote Australia.
Grants will be available to boarding providers with a high proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from remote and very remote Australia. A ‘high proportion’ is considered to be 40% to 100%. Preference will be given to boarding providers with a higher proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from remote/very remote areas, however lower proportions may be considered where there is significant demonstrated need. Students supported through these grants should be entitled to ABSTUDY Away from Home payments.