Do you have a project in mind that supports disaster risk reduction and resilience activities? If so, this could be the grant for you!
On 5 May 2021 the Prime Minister announced the Preparing Australia Program which will invest $600 million toward households and communities to ensure they are better prepared for future disasters. The Commonwealth program will be directly delivered by the newly established National Recovery and Resilience Agency (NRRA) with assistance and input from the State Government.
On Monday 1 November 2021 the NRRA released the grant guidelines for round one of the program - Preparing Australian Communities Program for projects of local significance (PACP Local). This round will be open to a wide range of eligible applicants including Local Governments, community organisations and businesses across the nation. The program will support projects that mitigate or reduce the disaster risk, impact and consequence associated with large-scale natural hazards.
Although the grant is open to a range of eligible applicants, the NRRA has identified the following Local Government Authorities (LGAs) as priority for this round of grant funding:
These priority LGAs will be awarded an additional 20 points during the assessment of their application.
LGAs can submit joint applications including with priority LGAs. Where this occurs, the additional 20 points will be applied for assessment of the application.
Key Grant Information
The grant is coordinated by the NRRA and administered by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. Questions can be directed through the https://business.gov.au/contact-us page, who are delivering the program on behalf of NRRA.
For more information on the Preparing Australia Program and relevant PACP Local grant documentation, click here: https://recovery.gov.au/preparing-australia-program.
To download the grant guidelines, click here: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/preparing-australian-communities-local-stream#key-documents