The Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP) competitive grant round for projects that will implement sustained disaster resilience or disaster mitigation strategies that will directly benefit the WA community is open and closes 8 February 2019.

Applications are being sought from eligible organisations with projects that will reduce identified risks and close capability gaps, in an effort to reduce future post-disaster funding needs.

Funds allocated to projects in the competitive grants round must be addressing at least one Commonwealth priority as outlined in the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience, with projects to be evidence-based.

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Applications must also be requesting funds for projects that address the direct and indirect costs of disasters in an effort to reduce the future response and/or recovery spend.  These projects should:

    1. address extreme, high and medium risks identified as part of the SEMC’s State Risk Project and/or
    2. address capability gaps identified through the SEMC’s Emergency Preparedness reporting and/or
    3. build resilience by delivering projects that are informed by other objective, scientifically validated and documented analysis.

Applicants can request NDRP funding between $10,000 and $250,000 (no GST applied), with NDRP to account for no more than 50% total project cost.  All other eligibility criteria can be found in the Quick Eligibility Check on the SEMC website.

For further information please refer to the Guidelines for Applicants and other documentation on the SEMC website:, or email

Applications must be received by 4 pm, Friday 8 February 2019.

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