The Queensland govenrment Household Resilience Program is now accepting grant applications. The grants provides funding to help eligible home owners improve the resilience of their homes against cyclones.
Eligible home owners can apply now to receive a Queensland Government grant of 75% of the cost of improvements (up to a maximum of $11,250 including GST).
You can apply to make specific improvements covered under the program, including:
roof replacement including upgrade to roof tie-down
roof structure tie-down upgrades using an external over-batten system
replacement of garage doors and frames
window protection including cyclone shutters or screens
tie downs of external structures (e.g. sheds)
replacement of external hollow core doors with solid core external grade doors.
How does the funding work?
You nominate the types of improvement works you wish to undertake on your home.
Assessors will review the quote you have obtained from your local QBCC licensed contractor. This review will form the basis of the grant allocation which will be 75% of the estimated costs, to a maximum of $11,250 including GST, that will be paid directly to the contractor upon completion of the work on your property.
You will need to pay your contractor for the remaining balance of the outstanding costs for the work that are not covered by the grant.