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Current Grant Opportunity View - GO6593

Aged Care Capital Assistance Program Thin Markets, Multiple Streams

Contact Details

Health Grants Team


Department of Health and Aged Care
Close Date & Time:
12-Jan-2024 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
101001 - Aged Care
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Aged Care Capital Assistance Program (the program) provides aged care infrastructure grants aimed at maintaining or increasing access to quality aged care services in thin market settings for people:

  • from First Nations communities
  • living in regional, rural, and remote areas
  • who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless
  • with other complex and diverse needs, including dementia.

This grant opportunity will provide grant funding for infrastructure projects across four funding streams which are primarily focussed on maintaining or improving access to quality aged care services in small rural towns, remote and very remote communities and will also support specific groups of older Australians, including people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and First Nations communities.

Each stream has specified objectives and outcomes that need to be considered when applying. 

For this grant opportunity up to a combined $135 million is available across the four Streams, comprising: 

  • $95 million combined across both:
    • Stream 1 – Staff Accommodation, and
    • Stream 2 – Upgrades, Expansions or New Builds.
  • $30 million in Stream 3 – Specialised Homeless
  • $10 million in Stream 4 – NATSIFAC Minor Projects and Equipment.

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


We cannot consider your application if you do not satisfy all the eligibility criteria.

We cannot provide a grant if you receive funding from another government source for the same purpose/activity (other than as a co-contribution).

To be eligible you must be an Australian Government approved aged care provider and one of the entity types listed in Section 4.1 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines: Who is eligible to apply for a grant.

An approved aged care provider is an organisation that has been approved by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission to deliver Australian Government subsidised home, residential or flexible care services to eligible older Australians. For the purposes of this grant opportunity, an approved aged care provider also includes providers operating under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care (NATSIFAC) Program.

You must also meet the additional eligibility requirements for the Stream you are applying for listed in Section 4.1.1: Additional eligibility requirements of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


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


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