THE federal and state governments have announced grants to help with the massive clean-up and rebuilding after the Tasmanian bushfires.Up to $25,000 will be available to eligible small businesses, not-for-profit organisations and primary producers in the Sorell, Tasman and Glamorgan/Spring Bay local government areas in an effort to get businesses back on their feet as quickly as possible,
Tasmanian Bushfires Recovery Taskforce co-ordinator Michael Stevens said there was a wide range of assistance payments and programs available.
"We believe some people may be unclear about their eligibility for grants and other forms of assistance so we're urging them to visit the websites and talk to the Bushfire Recovery Unit and other departments about what is available," Mr Stevens said.
The grants include temporary living assistance of up to $8875 over a maximum period of six months to assist with living expenses and an essential household goods grants of up to $5600 per household (plus $500 per additional household member up to a maximum of $8875) for costs not covered by insurance.
Mr Stevens said the state government is bearing the cost of the clean-up of homes and other structures destroyed by bushfires.
People should register and request a consent form to participate in the clean-up.