Australian Government grants $52 million to aged care facilities which will incentivise them to record the elderly dying as COVID to boost their funding.
Current Grant Opportunity View – GO3844
GO3844 – COVID19 – Aged Care Support Program
The COVID-19 Aged Care Support Program will reimburse eligible aged care providers for eligible expenditure incurred on managing direct impacts of COVID-19. The Program will run over 2 years from 2019-20 to 2020-21. The Program will 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.
Please submit your application using the online application form: https://forms.business.gov.au/smartforms/servlet/SmartForm.html?formCode=PRD00-CVDOH&FRID=4-E4K2MOL&RegID=4-E4RFWF0
Eligible applicants can apply for funding for each impacted service for the periods between the date on which the resident, staff member or client is tested for COVID-19 and the date on which direct COVID-19 impacts are resolved (i.e. no infected or isolated residents, staff members or clients).
Eligible applicants are as follows:
* An approved Residential Aged Care provider with one or more services directly impacted by COVID-19; and/or
* An approved National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Provider with one or more services directly impacted by COVID-19; and/or
* An approved Home Care provider one or more services directly impacted by COVID-19.
Once you have completed the application form, you must submit it electronically by using the submission section at the end of the application form.
Following electronic submission, a message with your Submission Reference ID will appear on your screen. An email will be sent to the main email contact provided in the application form.
Each application form is allocated a unique Submission Reference ID. Each time this application is accessed you will be required to use this Submission Reference ID.