Local Government Recovery Grants Program

AGRN 1012 – NSW Severe Weather and Flooding: 22 February 2022 onwards – Up to $1,000,000

The Local Government Recovery Grants program is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Government and administered by the Office of Local Government under Category D of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) 2018.

The objective of the program is to deliver immediate flexible grants to eligible disaster declared local councils for projects which support economic and social recovery projects at a local level.

In recognition of the impact of storm and flood events throughout early 2022 has been diverse, eligible councils can apply for funding for a range of activities that best meet their local community’s needs. The program will encourage community and local economic recovery in the short, medium and long-term.

For further information or enquiries please contact the Grants Team, Office of Local Government at grants@olg.nsw.gov.au

 

Highly Impacted Councils – NSW Severe Weather and Flooding: 22 February 2022 onwards – Up to $2,000,000

The Local Government Recovery Grants program is funded by the NSW Government and administered by the Office of Local Government to support highly impacted disaster declared councils in disaster recovery and resilience initiatives.

In recognition of the significant impact to the Northern Rivers and Hawkesbury City Council local government areas from storm and flood events throughout early 2022, the Local Government Recovery Grants program provides additional funding to support these regions in a broad range of recovery and resilience activities that best meet their local community’s needs. The program will encourage community and local economic recovery in the short, medium and long-term.

For further information or enquiries please contact the Grants Team, Office of Local Government at grants@olg.nsw.gov.au

 

Highly Impacted Councils Companion Animals Support – NSW Severe Weather and Flooding: 22 February 2022 onwards – Up to $375,000

The Local Government Recovery Grants program is funded by the NSW Government and administered by the Office of Local Government, to deliver immediate flexible funding to highly impacted disaster declared councils to support pound operations in assisting with reuniting and rehoming pets displaced by the floods.

While much work has been undertaken to recognise the importance of pets in the evacuation and immediate recovery environments by the relevant agencies, there is still an increased risk of animals being lost or unable to be rehomed, with potential increases in the level of pets being destroyed.

To manage this risk, the NSW State Government is making funding available to eligible councils for a range of activities that best meet their local community’s needs. The program intent is to encourage community and local economic recovery in the short, medium and long-term, and support the broader Government policy directives to improve animal welfare standards and the operations of council pounds including its support of the Companion Animals Amendment (Rehoming Animals) Act 2021.

For further information or enquiries please contact the Grants Team, Office of Local Government at grants@olg.nsw.gov.au