Communities affected by the Black Summer bushfires will soon be able to apply to share in $280 million of unspent funds from the government's National Bushfire Recovery Fund.
The Black Summer Bushfire Recovery grants will be open from mid-2021 to community organisations, businesses and councils in local government areas that were 'disaster-declared' during the 2019-20 bushfires.
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Nationals senator Bridget McKenzie said the grant criteria and process would be as flexible and simple as possible.
We know recovery takes time and needs to match the pace of communities, so this is a great chance to access funding for priorities such as those in the Upper Murray and Alpine areas, she said.