The Australian Government is providing additional funding to support Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) service providers during COVID-19.
Emergency funding of $191.6 million includes:
• $141.6 million for ad hoc proposals
• $50 million for additional meals services.
Providers may use this funding to:
• meet increased demand for services
• retain key workforce
• adapt to the changing aged care environment
• cover the cost of personal protective equipment (PPE)
• deliver services to residents on short-term leave from aged care homes.
What emergency funding is available to CHSP meals providers?
The Australian Government understands how important meals providers are to help CHSP clients stay safe and independent within their own homes. The Government has allocated $50 million to help retain and expand CHSP meals service delivery.
Existing CHSP meals providers completed a survey, and the responses used to determine funding offers to CHSP meals providers.
The Government has offered a 50% increase in funding to meals providers who did not complete the survey. Providers do not need to apply for this funding increase.
What emergency funding is available to CHSP providers who deliver other service types?
An additional $40 million in 2019-20 and $101.6 million in 2020-21 available for short-term support.
All CHSP service providers impacted by COVID-19 and those delivering support to residents from aged care homes may apply for this grant funding.