North Coast

Evans Head grants blitz delivers $2.5 million

The grants blitz team, comprised of specialist flood recovery grants assessors, has undertaken another successful deployment in Evans Head.

Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said providing face-to-face appointments with grants assessors has been a huge help for locals.

“In the space of six days, the grants blitz team in Evans Head held more 420 appointments with locals and approved more than 200 grant applications totalling more than $2.5 million,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“Having spoken to many residents, I know everyone across our region has appreciated the face-to-face conversations with staff and their empathetic expert help.”

Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said the NSW Government is continuing to get millions of dollars’ worth of grants out the door to help flood-affected residents rebuild and recover.

“The success in Evans Head follows deployments of the grants blitz team to Lismore and Casino earlier in June,” Ms Cooke said.

“The combined efforts of each deployment has resulted in more than 550 applications approved totalling more than $7 million.

“Grant assessors from Resilience NSW, Revenue NSW and Service NSW have travelled from all over NSW to help Northern Rivers residents with advice and information on each of the seven available grants for individuals, families, farmers and business owners.”

Due to the success of the recent grants blitz teams, there are plans for additional sessions in late July, following the school holidays.

Flood-affected individuals and business owners can receive support by calling Service NSW on 13 77 88, going online to www.nsw.gov.au/floods or visiting a Recovery Centre.

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