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Australian Government Department of Health: Message to the Aged Care Sector

CHSP funding extension 2020–2022 – update

Funding for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is being extended from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2022.

Some program changes will start on 1 July 2020 to help CHSP providers to better meet the care needs of clients and the community. These include:

  • allowing CHSP providers to reallocate up to 50 per cent of their funding across different service types and between CHSP subprograms, to meet changes in demand
  • improving performance monitoring arrangements, including reporting templates and new data entry standards.

Consultations

As part of the extension process, discussions will be held with providers where possible adjustments to funding agreements may be required under the CHSP extension, for example where providers have a history of underspending their grants.

More information about the funding extension and program changes will be available through:

  • email updates
  • webinars
  • contact from Funding Arragement Managers (FAMS).

Department of Health

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