Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants QLD


Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants provide funding to primary producers affected by tropical cyclone Niran to help them with the costs of clean-up and reinstatement activities.

Open
Close date: 17 Sep 2021.

What do you get?

Funding of up to $25,000.

Who is this for?

Queensland primary producers affected by tropical cyclone Niran.

Overview

Eligible clean-up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures include:

  • equipment and materials to undertake clean-up
  • additional labour costs (above and beyond normal wage expenditure i.e. day-to-day staffing)
  • disposing of damaged goods and injured or dead livestock, including associated costs
  • repairs to buildings (other than housing)
  • fencing not covered by any other assistance
  • reconditioning/repairing essential plant and equipment
  • salvaging crops, grain and feeds
  • purchase or hire/lease costs for equipment essential to the immediate resumption of the business
  • payment for tradespeople to conduct safety inspections
  • essential repairs to premises and internal fittings that is not covered by insurance

The maximum grant amount is $25,000 and is available through 2 applications:

  • An initial amount of up to $5,000 is available 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 $20,000 is available to support subsequent claims for which full evidence of payment is required.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Queensland primary producer
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) and have held that ABN at the time of the disaster
  • have a primary production enterprise located in one of the defined disaster areas:
    • Cairns Regional Council
    • Cassowary Coast Regional Council
    • Hinchinbrook Regional Council
    • Mareeba Shire Council
    • Tablelands Regional Council
  • have been engaged in carrying on the primary production enterprise when affected by the natural disaster

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants.