The Queensland State Government has announced an extension to the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) assistance measures.
Under the new arrangements, the deadline for applications under NDRRA, which includes grants and concessional loans has been extended until June 30 2012. The cut off had previously been January 31.
Eligible growers should act quickly to ensure they can access this assistance, as applications should not be left till the last minute when the closing date approaches.
To date more than $259 million has been approved for 14,750 eligible primary producers, businesses and not-for-profit organisations across Queensland in the form of grants and loans to assist in recovery.
Both Category C and D assistance under Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) will be extended.
Category C assistance consists of grants up to $25,000 for eligible small business and primary producers in the effected local government areas, Category D assistance includes special concessional loans of up to $650,000 for eligible businesses, primary producers and not-for-profit organisations suffering extreme damage, with a grant component of up to $50,000.
The assistance, administered by QRAA, has been available to flood and cyclone affected Queenslanders since December 2010 and March 2011 respectively.
To find out more about recovery grants and concessional loans contact QRAA on 1800 623 946 www.qraa.qld.gov.au