Reminder: DRF funding applications closing soon

Councils are reminded that applications for the first round of funding through the Federal Government’s Disaster Ready Fund (DRF) close next month.

While only states and territories are eligible to apply, councils with shovel-ready projects are urged to work with state or territory governments to apply for the $200 million in funding available.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has encouraged all jurisdictions to work closely with local governments across Australia to identify suitable projects.

The DRF Program Guidelines, as well as FAQs and a factsheet, can be found here:

Applications close 6 March 2023.