The Disability Sector Scale-Up (DSSU) program will help businesses that deliver disability support services to prepare for growth as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rolls out.
As well as business grants, the program will provide low-cost advisory services for small businesses through Business Connect to help them identify new opportunities that emerge from the NDIS.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills and Small Business John Barilaro said the rollout of the NDIS would improve choice and access to high-quality services for people with a disability.
“Critically this program will focus on strong service delivery in rural and remote areas,” Mr Barilaro said.
Minister for Disability Services Ray Williams said the DSSU was a component of the NSW Government’s Smart, Skilled & Hired initiative.
“In NSW the NDIS will provide support for up to 140,000 people and the NSW Government, through the DSSU program, is making sure we take full advantage of the scheme.”