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Closed Grant Opportunity View - GO6625

Aged Care Wages – Historical Leave Liability

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Health Grants Team

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GO ID:
GO6625
Agency:
Department of Health and Aged Care
Close Date & Time:
31-Jan-2024 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
P4961
Primary Category:
101001 - Aged Care
Publish Date:
7-Dec-2023
Location:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS
Selection Process:
Demand Driven

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Description:

The Aged Care Wages – Historical Leave Liability Grant Opportunity will provide $130.9 million 2023-24 to fund aged care providers for 50% of the cost associated with paying higher leave entitlements for workers that have had their wages increased as a result of the FWC’s decision. Funding can only be claimed to ‘top up’ relevant leave entitlements that are directly attributable to the FWC’s decision of a 15 per cent wage increase.

Aged care providers include those that provide one of the following aged care programs:

  • Residential Aged Care,
  • Home Care Packages Program,
  • Commonwealth Home Support Programme
  • Transition Care Programme
  • Short Term Restorative Care Program
  • Multi-Purpose Services and
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program.

Eligible leave liabilities are long service leave (recognised at the first full pay period on or after 30 June 2023), recreation leave (also known as annual leave) and personal leave (also known as sick leave).

Eligible aged care workers are those that have had their wages increased as a result of the Government’s $11.3 billion funding to support increased wages for aged care workers as part of the FWC’s decision for a 15 per cent wage increase for eligible Aged Care workers.

Further information on the aged care wage increase can be found at the Department of Health and Aged Care’s website.

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

Eligibility:

To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:

  • Indigenous Corporation (registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006)
  • Company
  • Corporate Commonwealth Entity
  • Non-Corporate Commonwealth Statutory Authority
  • Corporate State or Territory Entity
  • Non-corporate State or Territory Entity
  • Non-corporate State or Territory Statutory Authority
  • Local Government
  • Cooperative
  • Incorporated Association
  • Statutory Entity
  • Partnership
  • Unincorporated Association.

If you are applying as a Trustee on behalf of a Trust, the Trustee must have an eligible entity type as listed above.

Applications can only be accepted from:

Aged care service providers that have increased staff wages as a result of the Government’s $11.3 billion investment to support increased wages for aged care workers, as part of the FWC’s decision, and are providers of:

Please note: If you are one of the above program types and employ workers through the Indigenous Employment Initiative and those staff have eligible accumulated leave liabilities as of 30 June 2023, please include those workers in your claim for the associated ‘program’ type under which they are employed.

Total Amount Available (AUD):

$130,900,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

Submit the completed application form and all necessary attachments by the closing date and time via the Online Application Form document located via the "Grant Opportunity Documents" button on the left-hand side.

You should keep a copy of your application and any supporting documents. You will receive an automated email notification acknowledging the receipt of the submission which includes your Submission Reference ID. Retain this ID if you wish to query your application. If you do not receive an automated email notification within 48 hours of submission, please email Grant.ATM@health.gov.au

Other Instructions:

Note the 2MB limit per attachment in the application form. Multiple files/documents should be scanned into a single document. Compressed or zip files are not accepted. File names must be unique and not include foreign characters.

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