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Murray Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 2)
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The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open competitive process to deliver projects under Outcome 3.1 Water Reform – Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 2) in eligible Murray-Darling Basin communities.
The Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 2) grants are funded from 2019-20 to 2022-23. The second round of the program is open to 31 eligible communities including: those moderately impacted by water recovery activities under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan; those impacted by the proposed acquisition of water entitlements in the Lower Darling and Barwon-Darling, including A Class licences; and those announced as eligible during the 2019 federal election period. Only these identified communities are eligible for funding as part of this grant opportunity. For more information on the identified communities, please refer to the Grant Opportunity Guidelines, Section 5.2 and Appendix A.
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.
To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:
- Indigenous Corporation
- Local Government
- Incorporated Association
Applications from consortia are acceptable, as long as 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 list above. Eligible organisations can form consortia with ineligible organisations.
To apply go to the application form here.