When and who approves Capital Grants?

Recommendations for funding are required to be submitted to the DET for approval by the Australian Government Minister. Generally, the Minister’s decision on recommended projects is announced in November or December of the year prior to the funding round and most projects are scheduled to commence in the following year.  However, funding for large projects may be provided over a two to three year period which means that schools may have to borrow funds to finance projects in the interim.