Telecommunications Disaster Resilience Innovation (TDRI) Program grants are now open.

Applications are open for projects that improve the resilience of our telecommunications networks during natural disasters, particularly in rural, regional, remote and First Nation’s communities.

There are 2 concurrent rounds under the TDRI Program that are now open for applications:

  • The $30 million Power Resilience Round which will fund solutions that strengthen the resilience of telecommunications against the impacts of power outages – the leading cause of telecommunications outages during natural disasters.
  • The $20 million Innovation Round which will fund innovative telecommunications technologies to improve the resiliency, redundancy and availability of telecommunications during and/or following a natural disaster.

The TDRI program is part of the Australian Government’s Better Connectivity Plan for Regional and Rural Australia which is providing more than $1.1 billion to rural and regional communities, including $656 million to improve mobile and broadband connectivity and resilience in rural and regional Australia.

Applications under the Power Resilience and Innovation Rounds of the TDRI program are open until 5pm AEDT Friday 20 October 2023.

Read more and apply for the Power Resilience Round grant.

Read more and apply for the Innovation Round grant.

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