Current Grant Opportunity View - GO2731
Commonwealth Home Support Programme Extension 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2022
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The Commonwealth Home Support Programme aims to support frail, older people aged 65 years and over (or aged 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) to live as independently as possible in their own homes and community for as long as they can and wish to do so.
On 2 April 2019, the Australian Government announced the extension of funding arrangements for the CHSP from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2022. The objectives of this grant opportunity are to:
extend the funding arrangements of current CHSP service providers through to 30 June 2022;
provide continued support to over 900,000 CHSP clients currently receiving entry level in home aged care services; and
to vary the grant agreements of eligible CHSP providers to better reflect their performance and local service delivery demands.
Generally, CHSP providers’ level of funding will remain the same. However, the Department of Health will use the extension process to reduce the amount of funding offered to CHSP service providers that have a history of not spending all of their grant funds.
To be eligible for this grant opportunity, you must have an executed Whole of Government grant agreement with the Commonwealth to deliver CHSP services that is due to expire on 30 June 2020. The Department is aware that there may be a number of organisations that are new to the CHSP who were successful in the 2019-20 growth funding round (GO2783). These organisations will be eligible for this grant opportunity once their grant agreement with the Department is finalised and executed.
We cannot consider your suitability to receive a grant if you do not satisfy the eligibility criteria.
This is a non-application based process. Eligible organisations do not need to submit an application for this grant opportunity.