To be eligible for EIS grants, an school must:
- Have entered into a QIS BGA Participating School Agreement
- Be accredited and eligible to recieve Queensland Government recurrent funds.
Special note on eligibility status of new schools
To enable QIS BGA to recommend a successful application for funding, the approved authority of a new independent school must have been accredited by the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board. Newly accredited schools are able to enter into a QIS BGA Participating School Agreement as listed above, confirming QIS BGA as the school's capital assistance authority. New schools working through the processes of accreditation at the time of submitting an EIS application will have successful applications held over until formal notification of accreditation can be forwarded to QIS BGA.
Eligibility of Projects
Infrastructure projects which can be considered for funding under EIS are:
- a requirement of a local government authority
- EXTERNAL to the school's boundary
- linked to any capital project.
In the case of developing schools, internal pick-up and set-down areas may be eligible, where circumstances dictate that these areas should be internal to the school site.
IMPORTANT- Any school based infrastructure projects INELIGIBLE for funding under the EIS, i.e. those INTERNAL to the school site, may be eligible for grants under a Queensland Government State Capital Assistance Scheme (SCAS) or a Australian Government Capital Grants Program (CGP) application which closes March each year.
Two Types of Eligible Projects
Infrastructure charges are derived from local government requirements to provide:
- water supply
- stormwater drainage and
- environmental spaces and local parks.
External infrastructure project works will be those local government requirements for external services and facilities that are generated as part of:
- a development on a new site of a independent school or
- a redevelopment of an existing independent school.