​​​​​​​All West Australians Reducing Emergencies (AWARE) Program 2022-23​

Local governments looking to strengthen their Emergency Management arrangements can take advantage of the All West Australians Reducing Emergencies (AWARE) program. 

The AWARE program invests in capacity building and preparedness activities at a local level, through a competitive grant. 

To check if your project is eligible, read the AWARE Guidelines and lodge your application to semc.grants@dfes.wa.gov.au

If you need further information, read the Frequently Asked Questions or contact the SEMC Business Unit at semc.grants@dfes.wa.gov.au​ or by calling 9395 9888.

Applications for the AWARE grant program are now open and close at 12pm, Friday 10 June 2022.

The current round of AWARE funding will distribute $200,000 to WA local governments for projects addressing at least one of the following categories:
  • Furthering the emergency risk management process
  • Facilitating capability-based exercises
  • Assistance in reviewing Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA)
  • Delivering emergency management training
  • Hosting or facilitating emergency management events or forums

  • Projects must meet the minimum eligibility requirements (refer to the AWARE Guidelines)
  • Local governments should not have any non-compliant Natural Disaster Risk Reduction (NDRR) or AWARE grants
  • Local governments with non-compliant LEMAs are restricted to projects to develop contemporary and updated LEMA
  • Successful local governments must be willing to sign a funding agreement (refer to the Sample AWARE Funding Agreement)

Local governments are encouraged to collaborate and submit joint applications.

How to apply
Local governments should first review the AWARE Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions to be sure they meet the AWARE grant eligibility.

Download and complete the AWARE Application Form.

Completed applications are to be submitted to semc.grants@dfes.wa.gov.au​ before 12pm, Friday 10 June 2022.

Supporting documents
  1. AWARE Guidelines
  2. AWARE Application Form
  3. Sample ​AWARE Funding Agreement
  4. The outcome of previous AWARE projects ​is available to view on the Previous Rounds ​page.

For further information on AWARE, contact semc.grants@dfes.wa.gov.au​ or call 9395 9888.