In 1987 the Australian Government introduced ‘block funding’ for the Capital Grants Program for non-government schools. The focus of the Capital Grants Programme is to provide and improve school capital infrastructure particularly for the most educationally disadvantaged students.
The NSW Bishops constituted itself as the incorporated NSW Catholic Block Grant Authority (CBGA) which has responsibility for the distribution of funds under the Australian Government Capital Grants and other capital programs to member Catholic schools in New South Wales.
For more information please see: https://www.education.gov.au/capital-grants-programme-non-government-schools
The CBGA annually receives via Diocesan Priority Committees (DPCs) applications for capital grant assistance in a priority order from Diocesan Catholic Schools Authorities and Congregational schools, which are members of the CBGA. The CBGA then ranks projects in accordance with established guidelines and recommends (to the limit of funding available) a number of projects for grant funding to the Australian Government Minister for Education.For the 2016 Application Round the Key dates are as follows. These dates should be considered provisional.
|Opening on 2016 Application Round||21 December 2015|
|Closing Date for Applications||4 April 2016|
|State Priority Committee Meeting 1||23 - 25 May 2016|
|State Priority Committee School Site Visits||6 June - 1 July 2016|
|State Priority Committee Meeting 2||27 - 29 July 2016|
|Submission to Catholic Education Commission||14 September 2016|
|Submission to Commonwealth Education Minister||30 September 2016|
|CBGA Annual General Meeting||10 November 2016|