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Great news - Enhancements have been made to the IS Portal!

A quick guide and full guide are available to support you to navigate the exciting changes to the Strategic Inclusion Plan on the IS Portal.

New Resource for Services

There is a Checklist to help services to review their IDF Subsidy for an Additional Educator application prior to submission to your IP for endorsement. Please click here to access the Checklist.

Current application processing timeframes for IDF Subsidy for an Additional Educator:

The demand for support through the Inclusion Support Program has resulted in an unprecedented high volume of applications being submitted for IDF Subsidy for an Additional Educator. Applications are being assessed in line with the ISP Guidelines, as efficiently as possible, but unfortunately this is currently not within the usual timeframes. Thank you for your patience at this time.

Please go to the Important Information page for further information and updates.


IDF Innovative Solutions Support is paid upfront after the Letter of Offer has been formally executed. Retrospective claiming is not required unless otherwise stated in the Letter of Offer.

Following a successfully executed Letter of Offer, the service will typically receive payment within 4-6 business days. IDF Innovative Solutions Support is paid directly to the service, from the department, to the same payee details of the nominated bank account in the IS Portal.

Completing the online Acquittal

At the completion of the project, which may be during or after the Approval Period, the service must complete an online declaration through the IS Portal. Within this declaration, the service must provide details of the outcomes of the Project, including confirmation that the Project was delivered as approved or with an agreed change.

The service will receive an email one month prior to the end date of the Approval Period as a reminder to submit the online declaration. If the service requires an extension of the Approval Period, they are required to contact the IDFM.

The online declaration must be completed online no later than 10 business days from the end date of the Approval Period. This declaration is completed through the IS Portal through the Acquittal tile on the case, unless otherwise advised by the IDFM.

Unspent funds

If the service does not spend the full amount of funding on the project as approved by the IDFM, the service must inform the Inclusion Agency. If the Inclusion Agency agrees in writing, the service may spend the remaining funds on other inclusion related activities to overcome the same or similar inclusion barriers outlined in the initial application.

Any additional or adjusted activity undertaken in line with the agreed change must be declared at the completion of the project through the IS Portal on the Acquittal tile. The total amount spent should include the amount spent on the original project and the agreed change.

Where the service did not spend any of the funding on the support project, or received duplicate funding, they must declare the Project was not started and provide reasons for this. The Department would issue an invoice to repay the full amount.