When an organization is funded for the provision of low-risk, low-value-added services and has a streamlined service contract, funding through a funding plan can be included in the service agreement instead of entering into a separate short-form agreement. The grant agreement is a legally binding agreement between the Commonwealth and the recipient, which defines the terms of the funding to be granted. There are two streamlined agreements currently used by the department: watersheds are generally used in service agreements to determine where funded services are provided. Watersheds are also used to map service data in a common way and to better show coverage and dissemination of service delivery in Queensland. This information can be used to identify needs and gaps in service delivery and to inform future investment decisions of the department. Organizations should seek independent legal advice on the terms and practical consequences of their Commonwealth grant agreements. The fact sheet below provides guidance on some important concepts that should be known to funded organizations. The fact sheet will be more useful if you read it with your issue file. Previous versions of contracts and service specifications are available on the archive page. Service agreements can describe geographic watersheds in two ways: the streamlined service agreement is used for most of the funding of the provision of services and consists of two parts: the type of subsidy agreement you must enter into is influenced by the type of activity, the level of activity assessed, the duration of the activity and the value of the activity. The Department of Finance has published a series of models of government financial assistance to be used by Commonwealth agencies for the transfer of grant agreements in 2018. These models are intended to replace specific agency agreement models, including Department of Social Services (DSS) models.
The DSS-Streamlined-Grant agreement is not part of the Ministry of Finance`s submission suite and will expire as DSS enters into new grant agreements with local organizations. The optimized short-forming agreement is designed for low-risk, low-value services or activities. The abbreviated form agreement consists of two parts: the majority of fellows are offered either the DSS Streamlined Grant Agreement or the DSS Comprehensive Grant Agreement. The entire standard government contractual suite is the basis of our streamlined agreements, including: The documents that make up the agreement between the Commonwealth government unit and the funded organization vary and may contain the following documents: The use of the statistical areas of the ABS is the preferred description of the division`s geographic basin. For more information on AS, visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The Department of Communities, Vulnerability and Seniors (Department) funds non-governmental organizations to provide a number of front-line services that enable Queensland in need of protection to improve their lives. Documents relating to funding and service details are available here: . The standard suite of contracts will be used by all Queensland authorities as a basis for the allocation of social, economic and cultural services, for the provision of funding to local organisations and for sponsorship agreements. If you cannot find a document on our website, please contact us and we will assist you or provide you with a copy of the document. To discuss this further, please contact your regional office.