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Indigenous Boarding Providers
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Under the Indigenous Boarding Providers open competitive grant opportunity guidelines, the National Indigenous Australians Agency (the Agency or NIAA) invites boarding providers with a high proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students from remote and very remote areas to apply for grant funding.
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 secondary students from remote or very remote Australia, and
- have a high proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students from remote and very remote areas attending your facility.
A 'high proportion' is considered to be 40% to 100% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students from remote and very remote Australia. Preference will be given to boarding providers with a higher proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary 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.
Grants will assist boarding providers to support secondary 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. This grant opportunity will provide funding for activities to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boarding students throughout the 2022 calendar year. Grants may also be used for activities undertaken ahead of 2022, for example activities that support students to transition into or prepare for the school year.
To be eligible to apply for grant funding under the Indigenous Boarding Providers opportunity you must:
- be an established boarding provider that is either a boarding school, hostel, stand-alone or independent facility targeted at supporting Indigenous secondary students from remote or very remote Australia.
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN) (exemptions may apply in special cases).
- where relevant, be registered for the purposes of GST.
- have an account with an Australian financial institution.
AND be one of the following entity types:
- an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act)
- a company incorporated in Australia under the Corporations Act 2001
- an incorporated association (incorporated under state/territory legislation, commonly having 'Association' or 'Incorporated' or 'Inc' in its legal name)
- an incorporated cooperative (incorporated under state/territory legislation, commonly having 'Cooperative' in its legal name)
- an organisation established through a specific Commonwealth or state/territory legislation including some public benevolent institutions, churches and universities
- an Australian state or territory government body
- an Australian local government body
- an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
- a partnership
- a joint (consortia) application with a lead organisation that satisfies the entity type
- an individual with an ABN.
In addition you must:
- Have rectified any issues of previous non-compliance with existing Commonwealth agreements to the satisfaction of the Commonwealth, or be in the process of rectifying any issues of non-compliance with existing Commonwealth agreements to the satisfaction of the Commonwealth.
- Be financially viable. The application form has questions about financial viability. The Agency may undertake its own enquiries in relation to the applicant's financial viability.
The maximum grant period is 14 months. This will allow for any activities relevant to the grant that need to be undertaken ahead of the 2022 school year.
You must submit your application form online via: Application form - Indigenous Boarding Providers
You will receive an electronic Application ID Number once your application has been lodged with the Agency. You should keep a copy of your application, Application ID Number and any supporting documents.
If you find an error in your application after submitting it, you should contact the NIAA Assessment Management Office immediately at IASAMO@niaa.gov.au.
If we find an error or information that is missing, we may ask for clarification or additional information from you that will not change the nature of your application. The Agency can refuse to accept any additional information from you that would change your application after it has been received by the Agency.