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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO5325

Business Improvement Fund for Residential Aged Care Providers – Round 2

Contact Details

Health Grants Team

02 6289 5600


Department of Health and Aged Care
Close Date & Time:
30-Mar-2022 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
101001 - Aged Care
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive

FO Reference:
Business Improvement Fund - Round 2


The Australian Government has announced up to $96.8 million (GST Exclusive) over two years to 30 June 2023 for the Structural Adjustment Program.

For the Business Improvement Fund (BIF) - Round 2 grant opportunity up to $22 million (GST Exclusive) is available.

BIF was originally announced in January 2020 as a program to support residential care providers to improve their business operations, support the sale of an aged care business to another provider, or to support the orderly exit from the sector of providers where appropriate. BIF – Round 2 is primarily aimed to support small to medium sized residential care providers (i.e. with 7 or less facilities) that are facing financial pressures which may impact on their ability to offer quality care to residents in regional, rural and remote locations. Other providers may be considered for funding, for instance where they: operate a facility in a thin market or provide facilities to under-serviced, specialised or complex-needs cohorts (even in a metropolitan setting).


To be eligible to apply you must be a current approved residential aged care provider that:

 - has operational residential aged care facilities in Australia including all NATSIFAC residential providers, and local Government residential providers;

 - has received and submits independent business advice (either from the Commonwealth funded, Business Advisory Services Program, other independent business advisory service or has had a review conducted by the department’s Financial Monitoring program. If your business advisory report is more than 12 months old it will need to be updated to be eligible to apply

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $0.00 to $22,000,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

Submit your application by the closing date and time using the online application form link located via the "GO Documents" button on the left hand side of GrantConnect.

Once you have submitted your application using the online application form link you will receive an automatic email with your submission reference ID. Retain this number if you wish to query your application with the department. If you do not receive an email (including auto reply) within 48 hours please contact the department on (02) 6289 5600.


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.

Addenda Available:

Contact Details

Health Grants Team

02 6289 5600