Support for NDIS Providers Program
The Australian Government is establishing a program to support NDIS providers in meeting their quality and safeguarding responsibilities.
In the 2018-2019 Budget, the Australian Government invested $17.6 million over four years in a new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Support for NDIS Providers Program. The Program will fund the development and delivery of tools and resources that will be available to all NDIS providers. These large-scale projects will focus on supporting providers to meet their responsibilities to provide safe and quality services to NDIS participants.
$4.3 million is available in 2018-19. A mix of open and targeted grant opportunities will be available:
1. An open, competitive grants process targeting large-scale projects that will benefit all providers.
2. The other two grants opportunities are closed. Two organisations have been invited directly to apply for these targeted grants: Allied Health Professions Australia to provide tools and resources to assist allied health practitioners and business in meeting the new quality and safeguarding arrangements, and the NSW and SA Councils for Intellectual Disability to support people with intellectual disability to be aware of and engage with the new NDIS Code and Practice standards. The availability of these targeted grants is contingent on submission of a satisfactory proposal by 29 April 2019.
Applications for the 2018-19 grant opportunity open nationally on 19 March 2019 and close on 29 April 2019.
Information on eligibility criteria, grant guidelines, and how to apply is available on the GrantConnect website.