Applications for Round 2 of the Federal Government’s Digital Enterprise Program are due by Friday 3 February.  


The $10 million, three-year program is designed to help small-to-medium enterprises and not-for-profit organisations (including local cultural organisations) to maximize opportunities arising from the National Broadband Network (NBN).


Applications have been called from  local Digital Enterprise service providers in the following regions where the NBN is being rolled out: Bacchus Marsh (Vic); Brunswick (Vic); Coffs Harbour (NSW); Darwin (NT); Deloraine (Tas); George Town (Tas); Geraldton (WA); Goodna (Qld); Gungahlin (ACT); Kingston Beach (Tas); Modbury (SA); Prospect (SA); Richmond (NSW); Riverstone (NSW); South Hobart (Tas); South Morang (Vic); St Helens (Tas); Triabunna (Tas); Toowoomba (Qld); Victoria Park (WA).


The program will provide group training seminars as well as one-on-one advice on how participants can use the NBN to make greater use of online opportunities to conduct their existing processes more efficiently and better achieve their organisational goals.  The service providers may include local businesses, not-for-profits, local governments, community service organisations or vocational training centres located in the nominated communities.


The total amount of funding provided in each eligible location will generally be between $140 000 and $270 000 (GST-exclusive) for a period of two years.


More information is here.