More than $19 million in disaster resilience and risk reduction funding for Queensland communities

Queensland communities can now apply for a share of more than $19 million in resilience and risk reduction funding to help them better prepare for future disasters.

The Australian Government has partnered with the Queensland Government to make this assistance available, with $6 million exclusively earmarked for 14 Local Government Areas hardest hit by the 2019 North Queensland flood event.

This funding is available under the $12 million Managing Disaster Risk grants program to support the region’s long-term recovery from this devastating event.

This year’s funding includes round two of the $13.1 million Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund (QRRRF), out of the National Partnership Agreement on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Eligible applicants include local governments, Queensland Government departments and agencies, and incorporated not-for-profit-organisations.

A total of $19.1 million is available in this round of the fund, comprising $8.3 million from the Queensland Government and $10.8 million from the Australian Government.

The QRRRF is administered by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.

Expressions of interest close on 7 April 2021. Shortlisted applicants will then be asked to provide a detailed application. Successful applicants will have until 30 June 2023 to deliver their projects.

For more information on how to apply, go to the www.qra.qld.gov.au/QRRRF.