PUBLIC schools in the Snowy Mountains and Monaro regions can now apply for the third round of funding for building upgrades and maintenance under the NSW state government's $40 million Public School Upgrade Program.
The program enables schools to renovate facilities in poor condition as identified by the principal and school community.
To date 143 projects have been funded in round one and 164 projects funded in round two.
Member for Monaro John Barilaro said that schools can apply for project funding up to a maximum of $200,000, which can be for full or part funding of a larger project or several smaller projects.
"Examples of works being funded include upgrades of kitchen and food technology facilities and science laboratories, renovation of toilets, sports courts and pavement resurfacing, roof, gutter, storm water and drainage upgrades, recarpeting, painting, and the upgrade of access facilities such as ramps, railings and stairs," he said.
"Principals and school communities can identify facilities in need of upgrade, and schools can also choose to self-manage these projects.
"The government is determined to provide the best learning environments possible in our schools, and the funding provided under this program is an important step in delivering on that commitment."
Applications close at midnight on Friday April 12. .