Disaster Ready Fund Round 2

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Disaster Ready Fund Round Two

Program Details and Eligibility

Applications for Round Two of the Disaster Ready Fund are now open and will close at 5:00PM AEDT on Wednesday, 20 March 2024.


What is the Disaster Ready Fund?

The Australian Government's Disaster Ready Fund provides up to $200 million per year to fund projects that build resilience to prepare for, or reduce the risk of, future natural hazard impacts across Australia.

The Australian Government designs and funds the Disaster Ready Fund and selects successful projects. State and territory governments administer the program within their jurisdictions.

Resilience and Recovery Tasmania in the Department of Premier and Cabinet is the Lead Agency for the Disaster Ready Fund in Tasmania.

Who is eligible?

Anyone can develop a proposal for funding under the Disaster Ready Fund.

Applicants must submit project proposals through Lead Agencies by 5:00pm Wednesday, 20 March 2024. For Tasmania, this is to Resilience and Recovery Tasmania via this online SmartyGrants portal.

The Tasmanian Government will then undertake a merit-based assessment process to ensure eligibility and alignment with state and local priorities, with suitable projects being submitted to the National Emergency Management Agency by respective Lead Agencies for assessment and decision.

What projects are eligible?

Eligible projects may include:

  • systemic risk reduction activities to improve the quality and impact of the response to future disasters; or 
  • direct investment in grey and green-blue, social and natural hazard monitoring infrastructure, including development of business cases and/or feasibility studies for future infrastructure (including investigation, modelling, concept and detailed design activities.

Eligible projects require a minimum 50 per cent co-contribution (either cash or in-kind). In-kind contributions may include but are not limited to wages directly attributable to the delivery of the project, and/or supplies, materials, and specific equipment required to execute the project.

For further information, please refer to the Disaster Ready Fund Round Two Guidelines or the Application How-to Guide or contact resilience@dpac.tas.gov.au.

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