Recovery grants for disaster-impacted farmers and small businesses

Disaster-impacted primary producers and small to medium-sized businesses in the Kimberley and Pilbara are now eligible for new recovery grants.

The two new grant programs have been made available to cover the costs of eligible clean-up and recovery efforts, for those impacted by Tropical Cyclone Ilsa or ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie this year.

Both are jointly funded by the Federal and WA Governments through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DFRA).

The Small and Medium Business Recovery Grants Programs provide support of up to $50,000 for small businesses and up to $75,000 for medium-sized businesses. Eligible costs include the purchasing of equipment and materials to undertake clean-up, essential repairs to premises, disposal of damaged goods and materials, payment for trades to conduct safety inspections and leasing of temporary premises.

Under the Primary Producers Recovery Grant Program, support of up to $75,000 is available to assist primary production enterprises that suffered direct damage from either disaster. Eligible costs include those incurred cleaning up flood-related debris, removal and disposal of damaged infrastructure and equipment, stock recovery and replacement, restoration of fencing, and repairs to damaged infrastructure and equipment.