Event specific (exceptional circumstances) assistance
Of the four categories of assistance available under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), two – Category C and Category D – offer exceptional circumstances assistance for severely affected communities following disaster events.
Assistance for severely affected communities, regions or sectors includes clean-up and recovery grants for small businesses and primary producers and/or the establishment of a Community Recovery Fund.
Category C assistance is only made available when the impact of a disaster is severe. It is intended to be in addition to assistance under Categories A and B and is usually considered once the impacts of the disaster on affected communities have been assessed.
Exceptional circumstances assistance beyond Categories A, B and C.
Category D assistance is generally considered once the impact of the disaster has been assessed and specific recovery gaps identified.