Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 3)

Category Regional Development

Status Closed

Delivered on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Selection Process Open

State/Territory National

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open competitive process to deliver projects under the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 3) in eligible Murray-Darling Basin communities.

The objective of the program is to assist eligible communities to undertake economic development projects to respond to the impact of water recovery activities under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

The intended outcomes of the program are to: increase the capacity of eligible communities to diversify and strengthen local economies; enhance the resilience of these communities to manage current and future economic challenges and changes; and increase the opportunities for employment within these communities.

The third round of the program is open to 38 eligible communities impacted by water recovery activities under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

Only identified communities are eligible for funding as part of this grant opportunity. For more information on the identified communities, please refer to section 5.2 and Appendix A of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

The grant opportunity will run from 1 June 2021 to 31 May 2022.

More information

More information about the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 3), as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the following grant opportunity documents:

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines
  • Appendix A to Grant Opportunity Guidelines - Map of communities eligible for funding under the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 3)
  • Questions and Answers
  • Project Plan template – including budget and milestone templates
  • Sample Commonwealth Standard Grant Agreement
  • Sample Commonwealth Standard Grant Agreement - Standard Conditions
  • Sample Commonwealth Standard Grant Agreement - Supplementary Conditions
  • Sample Commonwealth Standard Grant Agreement - Activity Work Plan
  • Sample Commonwealth Standard Grant Agreement - Budget
  • Sample Commonwealth Standard Grant Agreement - Milestone Schedule
  • Murray Darling Basin Economic Development Program – Economic Benefits – Fact Sheet
  • Murray Darling Basin Economic Development Program – Community Support and Benefit – Fact Sheet
  • Murray Darling Basin Economic Development Program – Organisational Capability – Fact Sheet
  • Webinar 1 – 11 March 2021 - Transcript
  • Webinar 2 – 17 March 2021 - Transcript

Information sessions

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment will conduct two online information sessions for applicants on Thursday 11 March from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, AEDT and Wednesday 17 March 2021 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am AEDT.

These sessions will provide information on the application form and the application process, giving an indication of timelines for key processes and answering general questions.

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Contacting the Community Grants Hub

If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 (option 1) or email support@communitygrants.gov.au.

More information about the Community Grants Hub can be found on the Community Grants Hub website.

Please quote 2019-3936 – Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 3) when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.

Grant Opportunity Documents