Small Business Disaster Assistance Recovery Grant Category C
Additional disaster assistance has just been announced if you're a Small Business and have suffered direct damage caused by the North Queensland Monsoonal Trough.
An Exceptional Circumstances Grant (Category C grant) of up to $25,000 is now available and is designed to assist eligible small businesses as follows:
Initial Grant - to assist with cleaning and the 'reinstatement of business' costs immediately following the disaster event - up to a total of $5,000; and
Subsequent Grant - to assist with additional costs - up to a total of $20,000.
The grant enables businesses to pay for costs that are directly associated to cleaning and reinstatement activities such as:
hiring or leasing of equipment and materials that are essential to the clean-up;
removing and disposing of debris, damaged goods and/or material;
repairing buildings or replacing fittings in buildings;
replacing lost or damaged stock essential for immediately resuming trading;
engaging a person or clean or to conduct a safety inspection of premises; and
paying additional wages to an employee to assist with the clean-up work.