DRF funding applications now open

The first round of funding for the Federal Government’s $200 million Disaster Ready Fund (DRF) is now open for applications.

Only states and territories are eligible to apply in round one.  However, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has encouraged all jurisdictions to work closely with local governments across Australia to identify suitable projects.

The Government said everyone has a role to play in disaster risk reduction and local government input will be key for this program.

The DRF Program Guidelines, as well as FAQs and a factsheet, can be found here: https://www.nema.gov.au/programs/disaster-ready-fund/round-one.

Applications close 6 March 2023.