What is the Joint Strike Fighter Industry Support Program — Sustainment Grant?


The Joint Strike Fighter Industry Support Program (JSP-ISP) – Sustainment Grant assists Assigned-Product Support Providers (A-PSPs) to develop and implement an approved Depot Maintenance Activation Plan (DMAP). An approved DMAP is required to become a Qualified F-35 Component Depot Source of Repair (DSOR) for maintenance and repair activities for existing components used in the JSF.

A-PSPs


A-PSPs are Australian companies assigned by the United States Government as a regional or global Depot Source of Repair (DSoR) capability for a specific Repair Technology Group (RTG). RTGs provide maintenance, repair, over haul and upgrade (MRO&U) services for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

A-PSPs must have an approved DMAP in order to qualify as a DSOR.

The JSF-ISP Sustainment Grants will provide support for Australian companies to take advantage of ongoing opportunities to open up markets for aircraft component repair and cement Australia as a key strategic partner in the global F-35 enterprise.

Why do I need to develop and implement a DMAP?


The DMAP identifies all the requirements needed for an A-PSP to establish a qualified F-35 component depot level maintenance capability. The DMAP provides a structured and comprehensive approach that ensures the integrated product support or logistics support elements are addressed in the activation process.

A-PSPs develop their DMAP with oversight from the Department of Defence to ensure it meets F-35 enterprise requirements. The DMAP must have United States government approval before implementation phases are executed.

What funding is available?


Up to $4 million of funding is available over four years:

  • Between $50,000 to $250,000 per Repair Technology Group (RTG) for A-PSPs developing their DMAP under phases 1 and 2 of the DSOR activation timeline.
  • For A-PSPs that are implementing their Joint Program Office (JPO) approved DMAP under phases 3 and 4 of the DSOR Outside Continent of the United States (OCONUS) activation timeline, grant amounts will be pre-determined in accordance with the amount outlined in the supporting Business Case by the Department of Defence.

The grant amount will be up to 50% of eligible project expenditure (grant percentage).

Who can apply?


This grant opportunity is only available to Australian companies that have been provided an assignment by the United States Government as a regional or global Depot Source of Repair (DSoR) capability for a specific Repair Technology Group (RTG).

Am I eligible?


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 will also need to be one of the following entities:

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

Before applying read and understand the grant opportunity guidelines and further documents you need to provide to be eligible.

How to apply


Submit your application and all relevant attachments through our online application form on business.gov.au. You will need to set up an account when you first log into the portal.

Want more?


You can find a sample application form under the key documents at the bottom of the Joint Strike Fighter Industry Support Program Sustainment Grants page.

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