Applications for the Federal Government’s Suburban Jobs program are now open, but the pool of available funds has been more than halved.
Announced as part of the 2011/12 Budget, Suburban Jobs state and local governments to plan and provide for employment hubs to support local jobs. Initially, the program was allocated $100 million over four years. However, this has now been reduced to $45 million over the same timeframe.
Grant applications must be submitted by 2pm AEDT on Friday 17 February 2012.
More information and the relevant forms and guidelines are available from the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. http://www.environment.gov.au/sustainability/suburbanjobs/guidelines.html