Support from the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) has been expanded to offer Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery grants of up to $50,000 to directly impacted small businesses and not-for-profit organisations in the Logan, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast local government areas. These grants can be used to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, replace or repair damaged infrastructure and stock, and other costs associated with the recovery process. This will support directly-impacted businesses damaged by floodwater or falling trees, to reduce their financial hardship and speed up the recovery process.
These grants are in addition to the loans that were made available on 2 January 2024:
> Disaster Assistance Concessional Loans
Up to $250,000 for producers and small businesses and $100,000 for not-for-profits to repair or replace damaged assets like plant and equipment, to repair premises, or to replace stock and maintain liquidity.
> Essential Working Capital Loans
Up to $100,000 for producers, small businesses and not-for-profits to allow for the continuation of operations, including paying wages, rents or rates, purchasing items such as fuel, fodder and water, or for the transportation of livestock and produce.
For more information or help to apply for a loan or grant, contact the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) via 1800 623 946 or https://www.qrida.qld.gov.au/