The Department of Regional NSW, alongside the Rural Assistance Authority, will deliver the $80 million Storm and Flood Industry Recovery Program (SFIRP) to support NSW primary industries as they recover and rebuild from the February and March 2021 storm and flood events. The SFIRP will be delivered in two targeted streams:
- Supply Chain Support Grant: approximately $50 million - to help primary producers and primary production enterprises to rebuild and recover in the medium to longer-term with the aim of supporting job security, future resilience and enabling future production.
- Sector Recovery and Resilience Grant: approximately $30 million - for medium to longer-term recovery and resilience projects that will support industry-wide recovery, with a focus on building resilience and preparedness for future natural disasters.
The SFIRP Supply Chain Support Grant will be administered by Rural Assistance Authority. Funding and projects will complement the $75,000 Special Disaster Grant and support NSW’s agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture industries to rebuild and recover in the medium and longer-term.
The amount of funding available to eligible producers in targeted industries will vary by industry and a 50:50 financial and/or in-kind co-contribution from applicants is required.
For further details, including Industry Guidelines and application details, visit the Rural Assistance Authority.
The SFIRP Sector Recovery and Resilience Grant will be administered by the Department of Regional NSW. The Department will work with government agencies, industry peak bodies and industry representatives from heavily impacted industries to identify projects that support sector-wide recovery, resilience and innovation.
Applicants identified through industry engagement will be invited to apply from October 2021. All projects funded through the SFIRP Sector Recovery and Resilience Grant will be required to demonstrate broad industry support and outcomes that will have sector-wide benefit.
For further details, refer to the SFIRP Framework.
If your industry has not been approached by the Department and you wish to be considered for a Sector Recovery and Resilience Grant, you and/or your industry peak body can write to the Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to request consideration.
SFIRP Framework (PDF 5.8MB)
Frequently asked questions
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- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 1300 679 673