Project for the implementation of subsidies for the renovation of soccer fields by junior high and elementary schools (including county high schools) as well as the purchase of capital equipment
Department in Charge
Section 3, Department of Physical Education
Enhance theenvironment for school soccer instruction and training in junior high and elementary schools (including county high schools) subordinate to city and county governments and amelioration of school soccer fields and facilities to provide students with a safe environment for sports
I. Basis：MoE Soccer Program, Principles for the granting of subsidies by the Ministry of Education for the promotion and development of school sports activities
II. Subsidies are only awarded for capital equipment and facilities of a value of 10,000 NTD or above. Subsidies are available for the following items:
(a)Site preparation(such as drainage ditches or drainage systems, ground leveling, line painting, sprinkler systems, and simple ground repair)。
(b)Grass surface(natural or artificial)。
(d)Other types of capital equipment of a value of 10,000 NTD or above
III. Application eligibility and methods
1. All junior high and elementary schools subordinate to the governments of special municipalities, cities, and counties (including county senior high schools)
2. Schools that didn’t receive subsidies from the same program (increased subsidies for junior high and elementary school equipment for soccer instruction and soccer facilities) in 2010
3. Schools that didn’t apply for subsidies for the establishment of LOHAS sports facilities and other physical education hardware facilities in 2011
1. Schools should submit their programs and budget estimates (item names, unit prices, quantities, total prices, specifications, total amounts have to be indicated in the respective fields) by October 11, 2011 in accordance with the Principles for the granting of subsidies by the Ministry of Education for the promotion and development of school sports activities. A total of three forms of the same format have to be submitted to the Ministry for final review (after initial reviews have been conducted by the schools themselves)
2. Only schools that didn’t receive any subsidies in 2010 are eligible to apply. The maximum quota per city/county is 8-10 schools and the maximum subsidy amount per school is 800,000 NTD
4. Projects and facilities subsidized by this program have to be contracted out by the end of 2011 (creation of contract rights and liabilities as well as deferment) to be eligible for execution in 2012 and shall be completed by June 30, 2012
5. Other matters will be handled according to the Principles for the Granting of Subsidies by the Ministry of Education for the Promotion and Development of School Sports Activities, the MoE Operating Guidelines for the Granting and Reporting of Subsidies and Funds for Commissioned Projects as well as the MoE Principles for the Management of Project-based Subsidies for Governments of Special Municipalities, Counties, and, Cities.
I. A total of 176 schools in 20 counties and cities submitted applications for subsidies for certain projects in 2011. 5 academic experts were invited to a review meeting titled “Subsidies for junior high and elementary school soccer fields and the purchase of capital equipment” which was convened on October 25, 2011. The order of priority for the award of subsidies was determined based on Principles for the Granting of Subsidies by the Ministry of Education for the Promotion and Development of School Sports Activities. The following criteria were taken into consideration:
(1)The submitted projects were reviewed according to the evaluation criteria mentioned below. The results of the review process were divided into three categories: Projects falling into category A were given priority in the granting of subsidies, projects that had passed the review process were placed in category B, while inclusion in category C indicated that no subsidies would be awarded.
(2)Soccer benchmark schools in Taoyuan County, Taichung City, Tainan City, and Hualien County
(3)Participants in secondary school soccer tournaments or rankings in soccer cups for children or teenagers organized by the Chinese Taipei Football Association
(4)Participants in secondary school soccer tournaments or rankings in soccer cups for children or teenagers organized by the Chinese Taipei Football Association
(5)School soccer fields available for regional school contests or training purposes
(6)Soccer has been incorporated as a major item in the school’s curriculum or PE program
(7)Other schools with special achievements in the organization of soccer activities
II. Subsidized items included ground leveling, grass surfaces, drainage systems, sprinkler systems, soccer gates, and other soccer field renovation projects and capital equipment. The maximum subsidy amount per school was 800,000 NTD.
III. Each project as well as the current condition of the soccer field, the achievements of the soccer varsity team, budget allocation, and implementation methods were reviewed by the members of the review committee on a per case basis. Upon conclusion of the review process, 71 school in 13 cities and counties were considered eligible for subsidies (a total of 121 schools in 18 cities and counties had submitted applications). The schools received total subsidies of 29,951,432 NTD. In 2011, 59 schools in 19 counties were considered eligible (a total of 176 schools in 20 cities and counties had submitted applications). Schools received total subsidies of 19,959,547 NTD.