The State Emergency Management Projects (SEMP) program provides funding for projects of state significance which contribute to the priorities of the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience. This program is funded by the New South Wales and Commonwealth Governments through the National Partnership Agreement on Natural Disaster Resilience.
Funding is available for projects which:
Projects must be additional to the regular activities of agencies and could include research and development, pilot projects, state exercises, evaluations, capability building.
The preference is to fund projects up to 12 months in length. Where a project cannot be completed in that time consideration will be given to projects of up to two years.
SEMP has a limited budget and not all applications can be funded.
A maximum of four applications may be submitted by any one agency.
The State Emergency Management Committee has identified priority areas for funding in NSW:
Non-government organisations and research institutions must gain endorsement for the proposal from a government agency with emergency management responsibilities on the endorsement form provided.
After grants are offered applicants may be required to provide further detail to the budget or work plan before an agreement is signed.
The funding agreement is based on the information contained in the application, including any additional information provided. Grant recipients will provide quarterly progress reports and a final report of the project.
Failure to provide reports may affect an organisation's eligibility for future funding through the Natural Disaster Resilience Program. Funding is paid in two to three instalments depending on the project value. Any unspent monies must be returned to the Office of Emergency Management.
See full details of the Natural Disaster Resilience Program or contact the Grants Unit on (02) 9212 9252
Department of Communities and Justice Office of Emergency Management GPO Box 5434, Sydney NSW 2001