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NDRGP Eligibility

Eligibility for the NDRGP

Organisations eligible to apply for funding under the National Disaster Resilience Grants Program (NDRGP) are:

  • councils
  • State Government agencies
  • emergency management volunteer organisations that contribute to disaster resilience
  • government owned businesses and utilities
  • not for profit organisations.

Eligible organisations may apply for funding either individually or in coalition with other eligible applicants. The amount of each agency’s contribution is to be negotiated between the local agencies involved.

In some cases, the private sector may wish to undertake and fund measures under the NDRGP. Such participation by the private sector is permitted but applications must still be endorsed and prioritised through the State and Regional Emergency Management Committees.

Eligible projects

A wide range of disaster mitigation works, measures and related activities that seek to treat identified risks qualify for funding under the NDRGP. They may include:

  • disaster risk management studies
  • disaster mitigation strategies
  • investment in disaster resilient public infrastructure
  • disaster warning systems
  • community awareness, education and readiness measures
  • measures that support emergency management volunteers
  • disaster resilience and mitigation related research of public benefits
  • development of nationally consistent post-disaster evaluations
  • conduct of emergency management exercises
  • development and review of emergency management plans
  • implementation of critical infrastructure resilience initiatives
  • development of emergency management capabilities.

Non-eligible projects

Projects that will generally not be eligible for funding under the NDRGP include:

  • on-going maintenance of existing works and measures
  • restoration or reconstruction of roads unless they are essential parts of a comprehensive approach to natural disaster mitigation, such as improving emergency access capacity
  • projects that seek reimbursement for works and measures already undertaken
  • projects that are designed to protect or which provide a commercial advantage to new private developments (this is and will remain the responsibility of the developer and should be controlled through land use planning measures).