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HACC Service Development Grants
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The Home and Community Care (HACC) Program’s one-off service development grants (SDGs) are made available to agencies and consultants to encourage specific research and development activities, which are designed to improve service delivery for HACC consumers.
From 2003-04 allocation of service development grants was aligned with the Better Planning and Funds Allocation process for the HACC program. Approximately $30,000 per annum is allocated to each Department of Human Services region to support service evaluation and service development initiatives, consistent with the HACC program expenditure priorities statement 2006-09. The Department's central office service development initiatives are allocated to carry out log term research projects with advice from the HACC Departmental Advisory Committee.
For more information on service development grants please refer to the Chapter 8, Section 8.8 of Home and Community Care (HACC) Program Manual - Service Development Grants.
There are two non-recurrent streams for projects:
The categories for funding service development grants include:
For information on HACC regional service development grants funding, please contact HACC staff at your Department of Health Regional Office.
HACC Service Development Grants: outcomes and future directions
The 'HACC Service Development Grants: Outcomes and future directions' report funded by the HACC program, examined the scope, scale and outcomes of service development grants funded between 1997–78 and 2001–02. The aims of the project were to:
The department acknowledges and reinforces the findings of the report that HACC service development grants have made a significant contribution to the HACC program and community care sector. Being a unique component of the HACC program service development grants offer resources for research and service improvement initiatives to improve the delivery of services to HACC consumers.
Service development grants have achieved positive outcomes for clients and agencies involved, sharing of innovations amongst agencies and the implementation of new approaches across the sectors with benefits to the HACC program at the local, regional and state-wide levels.
In line with the recommendations outlined in the 'HACC Service Development Grants: Outcomes and future directions' report the department's internet based HACC Projects Clearinghouse aims to promote the dissemination of outcomes of quality innovations and research, and to provide access to information on HACC funded projects to individuals.
Download a copy of the report for a detailed overview of the report findings and recommendations.