The Albanese and Cook governments have introduced two new recovery grant programs for disaster-impacted primary producers and small to medium-sized businesses in the Kimberley and Pilbara area. Funded by the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DFRA), these two grants aim to offer support for clean-up and recovery efforts that have resulted from Tropical Cyclone Ilsa and/or Tropical Cyclone Ellie.
This grant provides support of up to $75,000 to primary production enterprises directly affected by the disasters. Eligible costs under this program include cleaning up flood-related debris, removal and disposal of damaged infrastructure and equipment, stock recovery and replacement, restoration of fencing, and repairs to damaged infrastructure and equipment.
These two grant programs will be essential tools in aiding the economic recovery for communities in the Kimberely and Pilbara area. By providing financial support for the clean-up process, businesses will get back to work sooner and thus, foster local employment and the exchange of goods and services – which are integral to the economic health of the small regional and remote communities.
Please note that the information provided in the article is specific to the grants announced for the Kimberley and Pilbara regions in Western Australia.
Apply for a grant: https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/recovery
For more information see here.