The Preparing Australian Communities – Local Stream Program is open now, and provides locally identified and locally led projects with up to $10 million in funding to improve the resilience of communities against natural hazards.
Grants of $20,000 to $10 million are available to cover eligible project costs.
The program is one component of the Preparing Australia Program targeting support to locally identified and locally led projects that will improve the resilience of communities against natural hazards. Round 1 will focus on projects that will improve the resilience of communities against bushfires, flood and tropical cyclones.
The program is open to applications for projects all around Australia. The program will prioritise selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) based on their level of comparative hazard risk, informed by the Australian Climate Service and state and territory governments, which includes Alpine Shire, Indigo Shire, Mansfield Shire, Murrindindi Shire, and the Rural City of Wangaratta. Applications outside these LGA’s are also welcome.
The intended outcome of the grant opportunity is to support communities to undertake disaster risk reduction and resilience initiatives that provide public benefit through reducing the impact of future natural hazards on Australian communities, and the burden of recovery in communities following future disasters.
Who is this for?
The program is open to Australia-wide applicants. It will prioritise projects in locations where there is a greater risk of natural hazards, including bushfires, floods and tropical cyclones.
How to apply
Applications close on 6 January.
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To view the grant opportunity guidelines, click here.
To view the sample grant agreement, click here.
To view a sample application form, click here.