2012 MoE Projectfor the Implementation of Subsidies for the Construction and Renovation of Baseball Fields in Schools of all Levels
Department in Charge
Section 1, Department of Physical Education
Enhance theenvironment for baseball instruction and training in schools of all levels and amelioration of baseball fields and facilities in schools of all levels to guarantee a safe environment for sports
I. Subsidy recipients and conditions:
(a) Subsidy recipients: Schools all over the country whose baseball fields are located on campus (this includes cases where the school land and land property rights belong to the governments of special municipalities, counties, or cities. Schools that already received subsidies from the Ministry in 2010 and 2011 are not eligible to reapply.
(b) Applicants that meet one of the following criteria are eligible to apply for subsidies for the construction of new baseball fields or the renovation of existing fields:
1. Schools with baseball varsity teams that were established at least five years ago
2. Schools that finished among the top eight in students baseball tournaments or championships organized by the Ministry for schools of all levels in the last three years (including elementary school hardball, elementary school softball, junior high hardball, junior high softball, senior high hardball wooden bat, senior high hardball aluminum bat, senior high softball, Taiwan cup, and college/university baseball tournaments) as well as teams which have been selected to represent the nation in international tournaments by the Chinese Taipei Student Baseball Federation or the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association.
II. Subsidized items: Construction of new or renovation of existing simple school baseball fields; subsidies are mainly granted for basic engineering tasks such as ground leveling, drainage systems, infield design, outfield grass planting, and safety and protection facilities followed by auxiliary facilities such as seats for players, simple scoreboards, infield netting, equipment, and simple sanitary facilities.
III. Subsidy guidelines:
(a) Applications for the construction of Level C baseball fields: the maximum subsidy amount is 5 million NTD per field (only Level C fields will be subsidized)
(b) The maximum subsidy amount for renovations of existing fields is 800,000 NTD per field
(c) Subsidy amounts are determined based on the application type and the budget of the ministry. If subsidies are insufficient, the school or supervising educational and administrative agencies will fund the remaining amount. Projects with a high proportion of self-funding will be given priority in the allocation of subsidies.
Application and review procedures:
I. Application method:
(a) Schools of all levels subordinate to governments of cities, counties, and special municipalities (below referred to as local governments) report projects to supervising educational and administrative agencies for initial review (review methods are determined by local governments)
(b) Subordinate elementary schools, private and public senior high and vocational schools, and private and public colleges and universities report projects to the Ministry for final review
II. Review methods:
(a) Initial review:
1. Schools subordinate to local governments: Local governments carefully evaluate the application data submitted by individual schools (additional criteria for the review process may be formulated as seen fit). Special municipalities may report a total of 5 schools, while other local governments can report a maximum of three schools (this includes construction and renovation projects). Local governments shall define an order of priority for the allocation of subsidies, and all data shall be reported to the Ministry for appraisal (this includes the consolidated application forms (Appendix 4) and the records of the initial review)
2. Subordinate elementary schools, private and public senior high and vocational schools, and private and public colleges and universities report projects to the Ministry for final review
(b) Final review: The Ministry establishes a task force team to conduct a final review and on-the-spot inspections