Member for Parkes Mark Coulton says the Coalition has committed more than $50 million towards Australian Clontarf Football academies which includes Dubbo.
Clontarf academies were established to further help young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys in realising their full potential and aid them towards success.
Mr Coulton says he has fought hard to secure the necessary funding for Clontarf academies in order for them to continue to grow.
"I am a keen advocate for the work of Clontarf academies," Mr Coulton said.
"Having spoken about the not-for-profit organisation in Parliament on a number of occasions, I have fought hard to secure the necessary funding."
In the Parkes electorate there are Clontarf academies in Dubbo, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Coonamble, Moree, Narrabri and Narromine.
"I have witnessed Clontarfs success first-hand," Mr Coulton said.
"It has been a great privilege to get to know some of the young men who have progressed through the academies, to see their self-esteem grow and to witness their great potential evolve.
"Getting children to attend school and complete their education is a priority for the Liberal and Nationals Government, and it is programs such as Clontarf that achieve these outcomes."
The $50 million investment through to 2023 will ensure Dubbo Indigenous school students receive comprehensive support through Clontarf academies.
The Coalition Government has also announced a further investment of $2.5 million to support the Clontarf Foundations Health Project which implements of a range of activities including facilitating Medicare health checks, organising health and wellbeing sessions, and training staff in mental health first-aid.
Funding for the Clontarf Foundation is part of the $200 million Indigenous Education Package funded through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy.
The support for Clontarf is complemented by more than $50 million in helping Indigenous girls to attend and finish school, as well as funding for Indigenous scholarship programs.