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The $4 million Traceability Grants round provides the opportunity for successful applicants to contribute to developing, implementing, and improving traceability systems for Australian agricultural industries, specifically in the livestock, animals and animal products sector. Projects developed under this grant round will assist in reducing barriers to adoption of traceability and increase regulatory compliance capability.

Deadlines and Timings

Applications are open and will close on 1 July 2024 at 11PM AEDT.

Overview and Grant Amount

The objectives of this grant opportunity are to:

  • support the adoption and extension of technologies that enable enhancements to national traceability capacity and capability
  • reduce barriers to adoption of traceability
  • increase regulatory compliance capability where there are existing or emerging traceability requirements

The program will award grants totalling $4 million (exclusive of GST) across 2023-24 and 2024-25. The minimum grant size is $150,000 and the maximum grant size is $500,000.

The grant round will assist in addressing the following priority areas for action under the strategy:

  • Priority area for action 2 — Align processes and technologies to capture and use data for multiple purposes, such as regulators and feedback to farmers
  • Priority area for action 4 — Enhance and support trust and adoption of agricultural traceability through demonstration of value-add and return on investment
  • Priority area for action 5 — Support industry to implement interoperable systems
  • Priority area for action 8 — Implement a communication and education campaign to strengthen awareness of agricultural traceability
  • Priority area for action 9 — Establish a flexible and responsive agricultural traceability research and development agenda

Eligibility and Criteria

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be registered for the purposes of GST
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution
  • be one of the following entity types or part of a joint (consortia) application with a lead organisation that is a company incorporated in Australia; a company incorporated by guarantee; an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust; an incorporated association; a partnership; corporate commonwealth entity; non-corporate commonwealth entity; non-corporate commonwealth statutory authority; corporate state or territory entity; non-corporate state or territory entity; non-corporate state or territory statutory authority; local government entity; a not-for-profit organisation; a publicly funded research organisation; an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006

This grant only accepts applications from livestock, animals, and animal products sector organisations as listed below:

  • peak industry bodies
  • rural research and development corporations (RDCs)
  • Australian Commonwealth, State or Territory or local government bodies

Eligible Support

The grant round will support activities that meet the program criteria that:

  • address the grant round objectives referred above
  • be applicable to the livestock, animals, and/or animal products sector
  • address at least one of the grant round outcomes referred above
  • address at least one of the strategy’s priority areas of action referred above
  • clearly and explicitly state how your project aligns with the objectives, outcome(s), identified priority areas for action, and other relevant frameworks within the application form and associated templates

Successful applicants will be able to spend the grant on eligible expenditure they incur on agreed project activities, including:

  • Reasonable costs associated with the delivery of grant activities, for example, salaries and on-costs directly associated with project delivery.
  • Eligible travel costs (including accommodation, flights, travel insurance and general travel expenses). Travel costs must be directly related to the project and agreed as a part of the grant agreement and/or the activity work plan.

Interested parties are encouraged to thoroughly read the program webpage and key documents set by the funding grant. Applications must be submitted via email at traceability.project@aff.gov.au.

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