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Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 3)
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The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open competitive process to deliver projects under the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 3) in eligible Murray-Darling Basin communities.
The objective of the program is to assist eligible communities to undertake economic development projects to respond to the impact of water recovery activities under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
The intended outcomes of the program are to: increase the capacity of eligible communities to diversify and strengthen local economies; enhance the resilience of these communities to manage current and future economic challenges and changes; and increase the opportunities for employment within these communities.
The third round of the program is open to 38 eligible communities impacted by water recovery activities under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
Only identified communities are eligible for funding as part of this grant opportunity. For more information on the identified communities, please refer to section 5.2 and Appendix A of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.
The grant opportunity will run from 1 June 2021 to 31 May 2022.
To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:
- Indigenous Corporation
- Local Government
- Incorporated Association
Applications from consortia are acceptable, if you have a lead applicant who is solely accountable to the Commonwealth for the delivery of grant activities and is an eligible entity as per the lists at sections 4.1 and 4.2. Eligible organisations can form consortia with ineligible organisations.
We can only accept applications from organisations that:
- are a not-for-profit organisation
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or are willing to obtain one prior to the execution of the grant agreement
- have an account with an Australian financial institution.
During the eligibility assessment process you may be asked to provide proof of your status. Those organisations not able to do so will be deemed ineligible.
To apply, go to the application form here.
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment conducted two online information sessions for applications on Thursday 11 March 2021 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM AEDT and Wednesday 17 March 2021 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM AEDT.
These sessions provided information on the application form and the application process, giving an indication of timelines for key processes and answering general questions.