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The Federal Government has today released guidelines for the $280 million Black Summer Bushfire Recovery (BSBR) grants program, providing funding direct to communities to help in their ongoing recovery after the 2019-20 bushfires.

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor is encouraging local community groups and organisations to apply. 

“This grants program is a great opportunity for our communities to identify and invest in recovery and resilience, through projects that address the social, economic or built environment needs of the community,” Mr Taylor said.

“I encourage people in this region to look at the guidelines, consider their community’s needs and start planning projects – you know your local area best, so have a think about what could really benefit your community and help with recovery.”

Applications open 22 July 2021 and close on 2 September 2021. 

Workshops to assist applicants with the grant process will be available in person and online from mid-July. 

The Black Summer Bushfire Grants program is part of the National Bushfire Recovery Fund. The National Recovery and Resilience Agency administers the grants. For more information and workshop, details visit

Guidelines and the preview application form are available from the Business Grants Hub at

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