The processes for grant projects is different to those projects that are directly procured, and it is important that Government departments and agencies read, understand and comply with the process and their obligations as outlined in the Local Jobs First Agency Guidelines.
Issuing a grant for a project
If you are issuing a grant, it is important to be aware that grant recipients are subject to Local Jobs First where the value of the grant meets the Local Jobs First monetary thresholds of $1 million for regional projects, or $3 million for metropolitan Melbourne or statewide projects.
You should retain a record of the IRN and associated local content outcomes for monitoring and reporting purposes
You are encouraged to maintain robust records for your grant and be prepared to work with DJPR on compliance with Local Jobs First.
The full steps for complying with Local Jobs First for Government departments or agencies issuing grants are outlined in detail in the Local Jobs First Agency Guidelines. Your department’s or agency’s Local Jobs First Administrator is also able to provide further assistance.