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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 2227 days

Closing date: 30 Jun 2028 05:00 PM AEST

What 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


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

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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement

Accountants declaration template

Budget template