The Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA) has alerted members that Queensland has extended its 'Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants – South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding' program until March 2023, with grants of up to $50,000 available for affected small businesses.
Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants are available to assist directly impacted small businesses, primary producers and non-profits with the costs of clean-up and reinstatement.
“Grants of up to $50,000 are available for affected small businesses following the South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 22 February - 5 April 2022 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,” according to the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA).
Businesses should take photographs of the direct damage to accompany their application/s. Applicants need to show they are an eligible small business, within the defined disaster area and demonstrate they have suffered direct impact from the disaster.
If you are insured, full details and a copy of your insurance policy and/or claim must be provided. “Please be aware that QRIDA may be unable to finalise your Disaster Assistance Grant application until the outcome of your insurance claim is determined and claim outcome is provided,” QRIDA said.
The maximum grant amount is $50,000 and can be accessed through the following:
Initial application/s up to the total amount of $15,000 is available to support an initial claim. Evidence of the direct damage is required such as photographs and quotations, tax invoices or official receipts.
Subsequent application/s up to the total amount of $35,000 is available to support subsequent claims for which full evidence of payment is required.
Complete applications are assessed in order of receipt and QRIDA may request further information to help assess an application.
To be eligible for assistance your business must be located in one of the defined disaster areas:
Brisbane City Council
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Gladstone Regional Council
Gold Coast City Council
Goondiwindi Regional Council
Gympie Regional Council
Ipswich City Council
Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Logan City Council
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Noosa Shire Council
North Burnett Regional Council
Redland City Council
Scenic Rim Regional Council
Somerset Regional Council
South Burnett Regional Council
Southern Downs Regional Council
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Toowoomba Regional Council
Western Downs Regional Council.