BREAKING 10.30AM: FEDERAL Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has welcomed today's declaration of additional joint Commonwealth-State disaster assistance for small businesses and non-profit organisations following Cyclone Marcia.

The assistance is being provided to eligible small businesses and non-profit organisations in the local government areas of Livingstone and Rockhampton under Category C of the Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

The new assistance includes access to grants of up to $25,000 to help with clean-up and recovery efforts for damage sustained by Cyclone Marcia, as well as the rainfall and flooding.

The assistance can also be used to help replace stock.

Under the Commonwealth-State agreement, the criteria and eligibility rules for assistance will be determined and administered by the Queensland state government.

To apply for a Category C clean-up and recovery grant small businesses and non-profit organisations can contact QRAA on 1800 623 946 or online at www.qraa.qld.gov.au.

Information regarding disaster assistance can be found on the Queensland Government's Disaster Management website at www.disaster.qld.gov.au and on the Australian Government's Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au.



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