Funder: Federal – Business
Grant Background: The extension of the Drought Communities Programme provides funding of $96 million in 2018-19 to Eligible Councils to deliver benefits to targeted drought-affected regions of Australia.
The program will support local community infrastructure and other drought relief projects for communities impacted by drought.
Funding will target infrastructure and other projects that:
- provide employment for people whose work opportunities have been impacted by drought
- stimulate local community spending
- use local resources, businesses and suppliers
- provide a long-lasting benefit to communities and the agricultural industries on which they depend.