Local Recovery and Resilience Grants - $24 million

The Local Recovery and Resilience Grants provide $1 million capped grant allocations to assist councils that have been severely impacted by eligible extraordinary disaster events in 2021-22.

The purpose of the grants program is to assist eligible councils in delivering activities and projects that:

  • address the emerging relief and recovery needs within the community following the onset of the eligible extraordinary event, and
  • contribute to building disaster resilience and reducing the impact of future events.

Eligible councils

Local Recovery and Resilience Grants are capped at $1 million per eligible council. Eligible councils are referenced in the relevant guidelines for the the Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, and Southern Queensland Flooding events.

Administering agency

Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA).


Project plan and reporting  

Eligible councils are required to use the following Project Plan Form to:

  • detail proposed local recovery and resilience activities/works, milestones and costs to be delivered under the eligible event.
  • lodge project plans, by the due date to QRA for assessment and approval.

Email completed project plans to: 

Key dates

  • 30 March 2023 - project plans due to QRA prior to the release of the ‘milestone 2 payment’.
  • 30 June 2024 - all approved projects must be completed.
  • 30 September 2024 - all final acquittal reports due to be lodged with QRA.


$24 million jointly funded (50:50) by the Queensland and Australian Governments under Category D of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

More information

For more information phone (07) 3008 7200 or email: