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    1. Disaster Relief Funding Jan 2013

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      Currently there are a lot of funding opportunities for individuals, families, businesses, primary producers and non-profit organisations in Qld who have been impacted by the floods.  Following is a brief summary:-

      $1,000 for each eligible adult and $400 for each eligible child from the Australian Government.

      Australian Government Emergency Information Line on 180 22 66 from 8am to 8pm local time, seven days a week. You can also lodge a claim online at humanservices.gov.au/disaster.
      Essential Households Contents Grant

       

      If you are uninsured, or unable to claim insurance, you may be eligible for financial assistance to help replace or repair essential household contents, such as beds, linen and whitegoods, that have been lost or damaged in a disaster.  Grants of up to $1765 for single adults and up to $5300 for couples/families are available. If you are also eligible for an Emergent Assistance Grant the amount you have received will be deducted from the Essential Household Contents Grant.

      Income/Asset tested.

      Available through Dept of Communities

       

      Structural Assistance Grant

      If you’re uninsured, or unable to claim insurance, you may be eligible for a one-off payment towards repairs to your home to make it secure and safe. Grants of up to $10,905 for single adults and up to $14,685 for couples/families are available.

      Income/Asset tested

      Available through Dept of Communities

       
      Essential Services Reconnection Grant

      If you’re uninsured, or unable to claim insurance, you may be eligible for a grant to help you reconnect essential services that were damaged by a disaster.  There are 2 parts to the grant:

      Inspection: up to $200 towards a safety inspection for each essential service needing reconnection (electricity, gas, water and sewerage or septic system)

      Repair: up to $4200 towards repair work to enable essential services to be reconnected (for example, electrical rewiring).

      Income/Asset tested

       Available through Dept of Communities

       

      Emergent Assistance Grant

      In the first few days following a disaster, financial help may be available for your immediate, unexpected needs such as temporary accommodation, food, essential clothing and medication.  The Emergent Assistance Grant is for people in disaster declared areas, who are:

      experiencing hardship as a result of the disaster, and

      unable to meet their immediate needs for accommodation, food, essential clothing or medication.

      The Emergent Assistance Grant is not income or asset tested.

      Subject to eligibility, applicants may receive between $180 and $900.

      Available through Dept of Communities

       

      Sport and Rec/Small Business/Non Profit Disaster Recovery Grant

      Grants are available from QRAA in two tiers, with up to $5000 for early immediate recovery and up to $20,000 to pay for repairs from direct flood damage. (Waiting confirmation on these).

      Available through QRAA

       

      Grants/Loans

      Small Business/Non Profits/Primary Producers – The maximum assistance available under the scheme is a loan of up to $250,000 for primary producers and small businesses and a loan / grant package of up to $105,000 for non-profit organisations.

      Available through QRAA

       

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