This information reflects the previous government. It is in the process of being updated.

Joint Strike Fighter Industry Support Program Sustainment Grants

The Joint Strike Fighter Industry Support Program - Sustainment Grant provides Australian businesses with funding to develop new or improved capabilities to win work in the sustainment phase of the Joint Strike Fighter Program.
Closes in 1494 days

Closing date: Friday 30 June 2028 5:00pm AEST Fri 30 Jun 2028 5:00pm AEST

What do you get?

Grants from $50,000 up to $250,000 to fund up to 50% of eligible project expenditure for phase 1 and 2. Phase 3 and 4 funding will be determined by the Department of Defence in accordance with the amount outlined in your supporting business case.

Who is this for?

Australian companies provided an assignment by the United States Government for maintenance and repair activities for existing components used in the Joint Strike Fighter Program.


This grant opportunity is to support Assigned-Product Support Providers (A-PSPs) to develop and implement their approved Depot Maintenance Activation Plan (DMAP). Through their plan they'll become a Qualified F-35 Component Depot Source of Repair (DSOR) for maintenance and repair activities for existing components used in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Assigned-Product Support Provider (A-PSP) developing and/or implementing a Depot Maintenance Activation Plan (DMAP)
  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for the Goods and services tax (GST)

You must be one of the following entities:

  • an entity, incorporated in Australia
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust

You must be able to provide:

  • a congressional letter from the United States Department of Defense awarding your part number assignment and/or repair technology group
  • evidence from your board (or Chief Executive Officer or equivalent if there is no board) that the project is supported, and that you can complete the project and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding
  • an Accountant Declaration that confirms you can fund your share of the project costs

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

  • income tax exempt
  • an individual
  • a partnership
  • a trust (however, an incorporated trustee may apply on behalf of a trust)
  • a Commonwealth, State, Territory or local government body (including government business enterprises)


How do you apply?

You should read the grant opportunity guidelines and sample grant agreement before you apply.

To apply, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

Apply now for Joint Strike Fighter Industry Support Program - Sustainment Grants

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read the guidelines
  • meet the eligibility criteria
Apply Now

We assess your application against the eligibility criteria.

The amount of detail and supporting evidence you provide in your application should be relative to the project size, complexity and grant amount requested. You should define, quantify and provide evidence to support your answers. The sample application form displays character limits.

A senior executive in the Department of Defence will make the final decision to approve a grant.

If your application is successful, you’ll receive a written offer. If you're unsuccessful, we’ll notify you in writing and give you the chance to discuss the outcome with us.

Successful applicants must enter into a grant agreement with the Commonwealth. The grant agreement will specify the reporting requirements, payment schedule and milestones necessary to receive payments.

We’ll make payments six monthly in arrears, based on your actual eligible expenditure. Payments are subject to satisfactory progress on the project.

Payments will be made by direct credit into a nominated bank account.

Need help?

Let us answer your question via phone, email or live chat. And if we can't help, we'll put you in touch with someone who can.

  • Phone:
  • Open Hours:
    Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia
  • Website:

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

pdf · 0.66 MB docx · 0.42 MB

Sample application form

pdf · 0.81 MB docx · 0.12 MB

Sample grant agreement

pdf · 0.43 MB docx · 0.13 MB

Accountants declaration template

docx · 0.03 MB

Budget template

xlsx · 0.05 MB

Was this page helpful?