Non-profits, businesses, and primary producers in flood affected areas of South East Queensland now have until 10 March 2023 to apply for recovery grant.
The Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grant, which offers up to $75,000 for primary producers and $50,000 for small businesses and non-profit organisations, is available to those impacted by the South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding Event between 22 February and 5 April 2022.
Murray Watt, Federal Minister for Emergency Management, said the extension was important to ensure every eligible Queenslander had access to the support they needed to continue to recover.
“We’ve extended the application date because we recognise the severe and ongoing challenges of recent weather events, and the lack of contractor availability to carry out works, has made it difficult for some people to apply.”
The grants are designed to assist with the costs of clean-up and reinstatement and are jointly-funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
Scott Stewart, Queensland Acting Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities, said the decision to extend the date was based on feedback from communities.
“From ongoing wet weather, to the availability of contractors and supplies, there are a number of factors contributing to the recovery constraints we’re seeing on the ground.
“By extending these grant submission dates we hope to alleviate these pressures and allow anyone affected to apply for funding support.”
For more information on available assistance for primary producers, small businesses, and not-for-profit organisations, visit www.qrida.qld.gov.au or call 1800 623 946.