Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants

Queensland Government

Relevent Country: Australia

Applications are now open for the Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants to assist directly impacted primary producers and small businesses with the costs of clean-up and the reinstatement of their business.

The objective of this assistance measure, provided under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements, is to support communities to recover after an eligible disaster.

Funding Information

  • The maximum grant amount is $50,000.
  • An initial amount of up to $10,000 is available (an initial claim). To support an initial claim evidence of the direct damage such as photographs, quotations, tax invoices and official receipts is required.
  • A subsequent amount of up to $40,000 is available (a subsequent claim). To support subsequent claims full evidence of payment is required. (This evidence must also cover any amounts claimed under the initial claim if not already provided).

Note: multiple applications can be made up to the maximum amount available under the grant.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a grant, the applicant must:

  • be a primary producer;
  • hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have held that ABN at the time of the eligible disaster;
  • have a primary production enterprise that is located in the defined area for the eligible disaster that has suffered direct damage as a result of the eligible disaster;
  • have been engaged in carrying on the primary production enterprise when affected by the eligible disaster;
  • be primarily responsible for meeting the costs claimed in the application;
  • intend to re-establish the primary production enterprise in the defined disaster area for the eligible disaster.

An applicant may also be eligible for a grant if both of the following apply:

  • The applicant’s primary production enterprise is located outside the defined disaster area for the eligible disaster but is carried on at least sometime on a regular basis in the area.
  • Plant or equipment of the primary production enterprise situated in the defined disaster area has been damaged as a result of the eligible disaster.

Source: https://www.qrida.qld.gov.au/program/special-disaster-assistance-recovery-grants-central-southern-and-western-qld-producers