Small business recovery and resilience - $14.5 million
The small business support package aims to alleviate the stresses, enhance wellness and address mental health issues resulting from the recent flooding as well as provide recovery support across impacted regions.
The package will provide small business support services, funds for recovery-related projects and a campaign to encourage consumers to shop locally within disaster impacted communities:
- Small Business Support Service - $2 M: Dedicated to flood-affected small business owners providing free, independent case management with mental health support
- Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) - $10 M: A funding round for community-based organisations in flood affected areas to undertake recovery-related projects
- Buy Local / Go Local campaign - $2.5 M: To encourage consumers to shop and visit locally within disaster impacted communities.
This program is being administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and the three initiatives will be implemented from July 2022.
Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
Small businesses in the Local Government Areas (LGAs) activated for small business assistance following the Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding and Southern Queensland Flooding events.
$14.5 million jointly funded (50:50) by the Queensland and Australian Governments under Category C of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).