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Special Disaster Recovery Grants Extended

1 August, 2019, Posted By Townsville Chamber

The deadline for the Special Disaster Recovery Grants, funded under the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) have been extended until Friday 29 November 2019.

Under the grant, up to $75,000 is available to primary producers and up to $50,000 is available to small businesses and not-for-profits to assist with clean-up and recovery activities.

According to the Minister for Employment and Small Business, Shannon Fentiman, over $80 million in grants and loans have been approved for flooding so far and a further $10 million package has been released to support small businesses in the North Queensland region, offering Small Business Disaster Recovery Grants and other support.

In addition to the DRFA grants, primary producers may be eligible to apply to restocking, replanting and on-farm infrustructure co-contribution grants of up to $400,000.

Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Management, David Littleproud said he encourages “all impacted small businesses and primary producers in eligible areas to enquire about the comprehensive range of assistance available”.

For information about the Primary Producer and Small Business recovery grants visit: http://www.qrida.qld.gov.au or call 1800 623 946.

There is also a range of information available for disaster affected primary producers at: https://www.nqlira.gov.au/.

 

Aplins Weir, Townsville, during the 2019 floods - taken by Jemimah Phillott

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