Preparing Australian Communities - Local Stream


The Preparing Australian Communities - Local Stream Program provides locally identified and locally led projects with up to $10 million in funding to improve the resilience of communities against natural hazards.

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Opening date: 10 Dec 2021 09:00 AM AEDT

Closing date: 06 Jan 2022 05:00 PM AEDT

What do you get?

Grants of $20,000 to $10 million to cover eligible project costs.

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.

Overview


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 (see sections 4 and 7 for additional information about priority locations and prioritisation).

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
  • the burden (cost and time) of recovery in communities following future disasters.

Support for applicants


Additional support and information about the program is available from the National Recovery and Resilience Agency - external site  website.

Applicants are encouraged to check this page and the National Recovery and Resilience Agency website regularly for updated supporting information.

Eligibility


You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. You can apply if you:

  • are an eligible entity
  • have an eligible project
  • have eligible expenditure.

Applying


How do you apply?

You should read the grant opportunity guidelines and sample grant agreement before you apply.

To apply, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

Further guidance


Contact


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  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement