Food processors can apply for up to $2million in new flood recovery program

Flood-affected agricultural processing businesses can apply for more financial support through a $22 million Supply Chain Support Program co-funded by federal and state governments.

Eligible applicants must be a business or co-operative that is a processor in the supply chain of the aquaculture (including fisheries), horticulture (blueberries, macadamias, pecans, vegetables, tea tree), or agriculture (beef, dairy, soybeans, sugarcane, intensive livestock) industries.

Primary producers and farm gate sellers are ineligible for this program.

Federal Member Kevin Hogan said the funding available could help agricultural processing businesses by repairing, rebuilding and improving essential infrastructure.

“Up to $2 million per application is available for eligible processors that experienced direct flood damage to support projects such as the replacement, repair, enhancement or adaptation of existing plant and equipment,” Mr Hogan said.

“There is also $250,000 available for processing businesses indirectly impacted by floods through major supply chain disruptions.”

Applications for the Supply Chain Support Program are now open. Find more information with details on how to apply here. Applications close January 20.

Or contact the Department of Regional NSW

Phone: 1300 679 673

Email: floods.recovery@regional.nsw.gov.au

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