Grant opportunities are available to help aged care providers manage the financial impact of COVID-19:
The ACSP will reimburse aged care providers who are directly impacted by COVID-19. A directly impacted service has:
• one or more COVID-19 infected or isolated residents, clients, or staff
• incurred expenses between 24 February 2020 and 31 May 2021 as a result of a COVID infection.
SACWIC will provide funding to eligible aged care providers for additional costs as a result of supporting eligible workers during the COVID 19 pandemic. This grant is initially limited to the COVID-19 hotspots of Greater Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, but may be extended to other areas if needed.
Services may be able to apply for both grants, if they meet the eligibility criteria.