All West Australians Reducing Emergencies (AWARE) Program 2020-21 



The 2020-21 AWARE competitive grant round has closed. 

The current grant round opened at 12pm (midday) Monday ​​2 November 2020 and closed 12pm (midday) Friday 11 December 2020. 

Ab​​out this round

The current agreement sets out to distribute $230,000 to WA local governments via a competitive grant round to projects that fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Furthering the emergency risk management process​
  • Facilitating capability-based exercises
  • Assisting in reviewing Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA)
  • Delivering emergency management training
  • Hosting or facilitating emergency management events or forums​



​Who can apply?

Local governments​:

  • ​with projects that meet the minimum eligibility requirements
  • willing to sign a Grant Agreement
  • that have no non-compliant ​Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP) or AWARE grants
  • with non-compliant LEMAs are restricted to projects to develop contemporary and updated LEMA

Local governments are encouraged to collaborate and submit joint applications.


​How to apply:

Applicants should first review the Guidelines for Applicants and Frequently Asked Questions to be sure their project and local government will meet the AWARE grant eligibility. Use the Quick Eligibility Check before completing your application.

Download the 2020-21 AWARE Application Form and save it to your computer prior to completing your application. 

Completed applications are to be submitted to aware@dfes.wa.gov.au before 12pm (midday) Friday 11 December 2020.

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​​​Who to contact

The Frequently Asked Questions will be updated with any relevant questions raised by applicants. 

If you require further information or require further assistance accessing the application form, contact the Senior Emergency Management Officer at aware@dfes.wa.gov.au​​ or call 9395 9998