- March 9, 2022
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Uncategorized
A range of grants and loans have been made available to families & support businesses and communities impacted by the South East Queensland rainfall and flooding, 22 February – 7 March.
Emergency hardship assistance
The Emergency Hardship Assistance Grant is available as a contribution to support people directly impacted by a disaster to who are unable to meet their immediate essential needs for food, clothing, medical supplies or temporary accommodation.
If deemed eligible, applicants may receive $180 per person up to $900 for a family of 5 or more. The grant is initially available to claim for 7 days following the activation of the grant in your area.
Emergency Hardship Assistance is not income or asset tested.
Essential household contents grant
If you are uninsured, or unable to claim insurance, you may be eligible for financial assistance to provide a contribution towards replacing or repairing essential household contents, such as beds, linen and whitegoods, that have been lost or damaged in a disaster.
Grants of up to $1,765 for single adults and up to $5,300 for couples/families are available.
Structural assistance grant
If you’re uninsured, or unable to claim insurance, you may be eligible for a one-off payment as a contribution towards repairs to your home to make it secure and safe.
Grants of up to $10,995 for single adults and up to $14,685 for couples/families are available.
Essential services safety and reconnection grant
If you’re uninsured, or unable to claim insurance, you may be eligible for a grant to help you reconnect essential services that were damaged by a disaster.
There are 2 parts to the grant:
Inspection: up to $200 towards a safety inspection for each essential service needing reconnection (electricity, gas, water and sewerage or septic system)
Repair: up to $4200 towards repair work to enable essential services to be reconnected (for example, electrical rewiring).
Businesses and not-for-profits organisations
up to $50,000 are available with $15,000 paid upfront and the balance paid if needed, once proof of payment is provided. This grant can be used for clean-up activities, repairs including damage to equipment, flooring and walls, and to replace lost stock. Read more
Disaster Assistance Loans
offer up to $250,000 for up to 10 years at a concessional rate. This loan can be used to repair or replace damaged plant, equipment or buildings, replace stock or meet carry on costs including rents or rates.Read more
Disaster Assistance Loans (Essential Working Capital)
offer up to $100,000 for up to 10 years at a concessional rate. This loan can be used to pay staff, creditors, rent or rates and purchase goods that are essential for your business such as fuel. Read more
Recovery grants of up to $75,000 are available with $15,000 paid upfront with evidence of damage and an additional payment of up to $60,000 if needed, once proof of expenditure is provided. This grant can be used for various clean up and reinstatement activities including salvaging crops and repairing damaged farm infrastructure and equipment.
Primary producers can also apply for Disaster Assistance Loans and Disaster Assistance Loans (Essential Working Capital) similar to those for small businesses and not-for-profit organisations.Read more
Sport and community clubs and associations
Sport and Recreation Recovery Grants offer up to $20,000 for eligible clubs and associations to clean up and repair or replace damaged or lost equipment.