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Current Grant Opportunity View - GO4765

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Expansion of FASD Diagnostic Services

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Health Grants Team

02 6289 5600


Department of Health
Close Date & Time:
17-Aug-2021 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
231006 - Child Health, Development and Wellbeing
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Selection Process:
Open Competitive

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FASD is a preventable developmental disability where alcohol consumption during pregnancy can cause damage to the developing fetus, potentially causing an increased likelihood of premature birth and permanent damage to their brain and other critical organs. If a baby is exposed to alcohol during pregnancy, it can lead to FASD. 

The purpose of this grant opportunity is to provide for an expansion of FASD diagnostic services to ensure availability across Australia, with a particular focus on communities with a demonstrated need for FASD Diagnostic Services.  To provide national coverage, services must be established in New South Wales (including regional clinics), Regional Victoria and Southern and Central Queensland. Organisations can apply to deliver services in one of these locations, or multiple.

These locations have been identified based on population numbers, alcohol consumption data, treatment service data and feedback from stakeholders and communities.

This grant opportunity was announced as part of the 2020-21 Budget Measure FASD Diagnostic and Support Services 2020-24 in support of the National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Strategic Action Plan 2018-2028 (FASD SAP).  

In 2018, states and territories and the Australian Government endorsed the FASD SAP. The three key aims of the FASD SAP are to: 

  1. reduce prevalence of FASD;
  2. reduce the associated impact of FASD; and
  3. improve the quality of life for people living with FASD. 

The Expansion of FASD Diagnostic Services grant directly links to the overall aims and objectives of the FASD SAP, and aligns with the priority area of Screening and Diagnosis.

To view the grant opportunity documents, please select the red "GO Documents" button on the left hand side.


To be eligible you must:

  • be one of the following entity types:

- a company incorporated in Australia;

- a company incorporated by guarantee;

- an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust (where you apply as a trustee on behalf of a trust, please apply using the trustee name, not the name of the trust);

- an incorporated association;

- a partnership;

- a joint (consortia) application with a lead organisation;

- a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation; 

- an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.

  • have experience in the alcohol and other drug sector;
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN);
  • be registered for the purposes of GST; and
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution.
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Instructions for Application Submission:

Submit your application to with the email subject line “GO4765 Application” followed by your organisation’s name.

If you do not receive an email (including auto reply) within 48 hours please contact the department on (02) 6289 5600.

Other Instructions:

Please only submit your application in .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx or .pdf format. Applications cannot exceed 20MB. Do not include macros, zip or password protect applications or attachments.

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Contact Details

Health Grants Team

02 6289 5600