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NDIS Partners in the Community Program


This program enables the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to be implemented at a local community level.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency (NDIA) is looking to partner with suitably experienced and qualified organisations, with strong local knowledge and understanding of the needs of people with disability or developmental delay, to deliver the following services as part of the program:
1. Local Area Coordination (LAC)
- Aims to help people with disability between the ages of seven and 65 years live valued, quality and contributing lives by building relationships and connections within the community and practical means for making this happen.
- LAC partners will be required to work with both individuals and the community in defined areas (service areas) in each State and Territory.

2. Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI)
- Focused on children with developmental delay aged zero to six years, their families and carers in a family-centred manner.
- Partners will work with the NDIA to ensure children with developmental delay or disability and their families and carers are well supported by a flexible and responsive range of supports.

The program is seeking partners in the following Western Australia services areas:
- Central North Metro
- Central South Metro
- Great Southern
- North East Metro
- North Metro
- South East Metro
- South Metro
- South West
- Inner Wheatbelt

A total funding pool of $113,132,235 is available.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants must:
1. Local Area Coordination (LAC)
- Not and, in the absence of exceptional circumstances, its proposed subcontractor(s) must not, be an RPoS Related Party. An RPoS Related Party is an entity that, at the time of signing the relevant Grant Agreement:
a) Is a registered provider of supports (as defined under section 9 of the NDIS Act), which includes any provider of funded supports to participants who are self-managing their plans or as a Plan Management Provider.
b) Is a related body corporate (as defined under section 9 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)) of an entity referred to in paragraph (a) above.
c) Has another entity or person in a position to exercise influence over it where that entity or person is, or is related to, an entity referred to in paragraph (a) above.

2. Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI)
- Be an RPoS Related Party (as defined above), where the applicant demonstrates to the reasonable satisfaction of the agency that exceptional circumstances exist. Details on exceptional circumstances can be found in the Grant Round Summary.

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Status Pending
Start By Date 6 Aug 2018
Closing Date 20 Aug 2018
Closing Information
This program is available annually. The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Funding Type Grant
Total Funding Pool $113.1M
Co-contribution Yes
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
General Operations
CommunityServices : Other
Health : Disabilities
Gender Any
Age Any
Who Can Apply?
Western Australia
General - Non-Industry Specific
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
Difficulty Rating
Tier Federal
Department of Social Services
Program Administrator
- National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
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