The Australian Government is investing $220 million in the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP) to help diversify regional economies, stimulate economic growth and deliver sustainable employment in ten pilot regions.
Applications for funding opened 31 May 2017 for the Tropical North Queensland region.
The closing date for applications has now been extended to 5PM AEST on 15 August 2017.
If you have already lodged an application, AusIndustry will contact you with further information.
Three streams of funding are available under the program:
- Grants are for local government bodies and agencies and not for profit organisations to invest in new or upgraded infrastructure projects. These projects will capitalise on opportunities for growth, deliver long-term economic benefits to regional communities, and create jobs.
- Grants will enable business to build scale and capability to be competitive in new or growing markets that create sustainable employment.
Skills and training
- Grants will provide funding to local government bodies and agencies and not for profit organisations. These projects will support training and upskilling of the regional workforce to meet regional priorities, take advantage of emerging opportunities and withstand major labour market changes.
How do I apply?
You should review the Program Guidelines and Local Investment Plan prior to beginning an online application. You can access business.gov.au/RJIP/Tropical North Queensland and when you are ready to apply, click on the ‘I’m ready to apply’ tab.
More information about the program is available here: business.gov.au/RJIP or by calling 13 28 46.
If you have any questions, please contact me on the details below.
Regional Manager Northern Queensland
Phone +61 7 4750 2781
Mobile: 0428 188 308
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
155 Hugh St, Currajong QLD 4812
PO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2610