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Current Grant Opportunity View - GO4068

Aged Care Workforce Retention

Contact Details

Health Grants Team

Phone:
(02) 6289 5600

Email Address:

GO ID:
GO4068
Agency:
Department of Health
Close Date & Time:
18-Dec-2020 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
101001 - Aged Care
Publish Date:
15-Jun-2020
Location:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS
Selection Process:
Demand Driven

Description:

The purpose of the grant opportunity is to provide eligible aged care providers and agencies with funding to pay the retention bonus payments to Eligible Aged Care Workers undertaking direct care services in aged care residential and/or home care. The Aged Care Workforce Retention Grant Program (the program) will run over two financial years from 2019-20 to 2020-21.

Payments are made payable based on the average weekly hours worked by the Eligible Aged Care Worker over the four week period prior to the application date (for the first grant payment), 31 August 2020 (for the second payment) and 30 November 2020 (for the third payment) as follows:

• An Agency/Broker is to apply for Eligible Aged Care Workers employed by the agency at the relevant Census Dates. 
• A provider of approved residential aged care and/or approved home care packages can apply for Eligible Aged Care Workers employed by the provider at the relevant Census Dates, including those who are working across multiple locations for the one provider. 

Select the "GO Documents" red button (on the left-hand side) and then scroll to the bottom to view the updated version of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines (Updated 24 September 2020) for the latest information about this Grant Opportunity.

Previous applicants for this grant opportunity are not required to re-apply.  If you are a new applicant and would like to apply, you must contact Grant.ATM@health.gov.au and request an application form.

The previous application form is no longer valid and the Department will issue you with an updated application form on receipt of your email.

 

 

 

Eligibility:

We can only accept applications from:
- Australian Government funded:
 - Approved Residential Aged Care Providers;
 - Approved Home Care Providers;
 - State / Local Government Approved Residential Aged Care and/or Home Care Providers;
 - Multipurpose Service Providers;
 - Providers delivering aged care services under the Commonwealth National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program.

 - Agencies employing aged care workers who are at the first Census Date contracted to provide services for the aged care providers listed above that are eligible to apply for this grant. (Agencies will be required to identify the applicable aged care providers with whom they are contracted to provide aged care workers).

- To avoid doubt, eligible aged care providers may apply in respect of Eligible Aged Care Workers they employ; but they are not eligible apply and to receive grant funding in respect of Eligible Aged Care Workers working for them that are employed by Agencies as the agency will apply for them. 

Total Amount Available (AUD):
$437,600,000.00
Estimated Grant Value (AUD):
From - to $437,600,000.00
Instructions for Application Submission:

Previous applicants for this grant opportunity are not required to re-apply.  If you are a new applicant and would like to apply, you must contact Grant.ATM@health.gov.au and request an application form.

The previous application form is no longer valid and the Department will issue you with the updated application form on receipt of your email.

 

 

Addenda Available:

Contact Details

Health Grants Team

Phone:
(02) 6289 5600

Email Address: