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Reminder that COVID support grants available

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The Commonwealth is committed to helping aged care providers manage the financial impacts associated with COVID-19, in addition to direct support through case management, PPE supply and other assistance in the event of an outbreak.

A number of grant programs remain open for providers…

Aged Care Support Program Extension Grant

The COVID-19 Aged Care Support Program Extension will reimburse eligible aged care providers for staffing and eligible expenditure incurred on managing direct impacts of COVID-19 between 28 May 2021 and 31 March 2022.

The program will run over one year in 2021-22 and assist residential aged care, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program and Home Care Package providers that are subject to direct COVID-19 impacts, to deliver continuity of safe quality care for consumers.

The program supports costs for:

  • providing increased staff to manage care and broader requirements in a service with residents/clients who are infected or isolated due to COVID-19;
  • replacing existing staff who are infected or isolated due to COVID-19;
  • personal protective equipment, cleaning and infection control, waste management, and travel and accommodation.

To apply or find out more information about this grant visit the GrantConnect website and search for GO4863 COVID19 – Aged Care Support Program Extension.

If you need assistance please phone 02 6289 5600 or email Grant.ATM@health.gov.au.

Support for Aged Care Workers in COVID-19

The Support for Aged Care Workers in COVID-19 (SACWIC) Grant Opportunity is designed to support eligible aged care providers located in hotspots or high risk locations with eligible costs associated with implementing single site working arrangements.

The SACWIC grant opportunity remains open until December 31, 2021.

Examples of eligible workforce costs under SACWIC are those that will support eligible workers:

  • who normally work at multiple residential aged care facilities but will be working solely at the facility being applied for.
  • who are not to work because they have been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive, require testing or are subject to self-isolation or quarantine requirements.
  • to undertake training in the event a skills gap arises from where existing workers are not to work due to experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or are subject to self-isolation or quarantine requirements.

To apply or find out more information about this grant visit the GrantConnect website and search for GO4215 and Support for Aged Care Workers in COVID-19.

If you need assistance please phone 02 6289 5600 or email Grant.ATM@health.gov.au.

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