THE closing date for Black Summer Bushfire Recovery (BSBR) Grants has been extended to October 6, giving communities more time to apply for the much-needed funds.
"This will allow more time for our local communities in the bushfire impacted LGAs to put forward great ideas for projects that will meet our specific local needs," Federal Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said.
"Almost two years on, communities affected by the 2019-20 bushfires continue to face very real challenges.
"I urge eligible people of the Mid North Coast and North Coast who have an excellent idea for our continued bushfire recovery to apply.
"The Commonwealth made $2.8 billion available for recovery from the Black Summer Bushfires, and $2.4 billion has been spent to date.
"This extra time to apply will help ensure that this $280 million grant round goes to much-needed community projects - to not only support our continued recovery but also help strengthen the resilience of our communities to future disasters."
The National Recovery and Resilience Agency continues to support people in a range of ways to prepare their applications.
Online workshops are still available, and short videos and answers to Frequently Asked Questions are on the NRRA website.
Black Summer Bushfire Recovery grants are available in every Local Government Area that was disaster declared during the 2019-20 period.
For more information on available assistance, visit: www.recovery.gov.au/black-summer-grants.
To start an application visit: https://business.gov.au/bsbr.
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