Early Needs Recovery Program - Weed Management Grants - Closed

The Early Needs Recovery Program is offering targeted competitive Weed Management Grants with funding available over one round to Local Control Authorities (LCA) within the Greater Sydney and South East regions for disaster declared Local Government Areas (LGAs) under (AGRN 1012).

The grants aim to support the recovery of primary production from flooding and storm events by providing landscape scale support for weed management and control activities and projects.

The total grant funding available under the program is $1,500,000 (GST exclusive). Each LCA can submit one application and apply for between $50,000 and $400,000.

Applications will be merit assessed and funding prioritised to LCAs that are able to:

  • deliver weed control and surveillance activities that directly address flood recovery in primary production impacted areas from severe flooding and weather events from 22 February 2022 onwards (AGRN 1012)
  • allocate a higher percentage of total grant funding requested to control and surveillance activities
  • target priority weeds on high-risk pathways
  • fund on-ground works beyond the program timelines.

Who is eligible?

LCAs in declared region/s who are committed to delivering actions from their Regional Strategic Weed Management Plans and can work within specific weed related programs while implementing regulations under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

Eligible Projects

Eligible priority projects can include:

  • weed control programs
  • weed surveillance programs.

Other eligible activities can include:

  • employing or contracting a person/organisation to coordinate and/or deliver control/surveillance activities
  • grant administration (maximum of 10% of total grant value)
  • weed identification and control workshops, field days, seminars, educational materials, and roadshows with a weed identification, control, and surveillance focus
  • weed related and focused communication materials including development of newsletters, handbooks, fact sheets, webinars, podcasts, videos, and website content
  • capital expenditure for items that will contribute directly to weed control/surveillance programs (for example – boats, sprayers, trailers, drones, all-terrain vehicles (ATV), laboratory equipment, safe storage facilities etc.).

Applications have now closed

Applications have now been assessed and applicants have been notified of the outcome of their application.

For more information contact recovery@lls.nsw.gov.au

The Weed Management Grants are funded through the Early Needs Recovery Program. Local Land Services is delivering the program in collaboration with the Department of Regional NSW and the NSW Department of Primary Industries. The program is part of the $150 million Primary Industry Support Package which is co-funded by the Australian and NSW governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

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