Country area program grant (Reference 45)

The eligibility criteria and allocative mechanism will continue to determine eligible schools and allocations.

Eligibility criteria

All schools are eligible for Country Areas Program (CAP) funding if they are located:        

  • more than 150 km from Melbourne 
  • more than 25 km from the nearest provincial centre with a population of more than 20,000 (see - Rural School Size Adjustment Factor - for a list of these centres) 
  • in a community with a population of less than 5,000.

Note: Primary enrolments included in calculation are limited to a maximum of 300 students. Secondary enrolments included in calculation are limited to a maximum of 500 students.

Calculation

([Primary Enrolment] x [Primary Rate] + [Base]) x (1 + ([Distance From Melbourne]/150km)

[Secondary Enrolment] x [Secondary Rate] + [Base]) x (1 + ([Distance From Melbourne]/150km)

Rates - 2020

   Rate ($)
Base amount     2,082.94
Primary      1.28
Secondary      5.58
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