Enhanced Taskforce Green
After the initial emergency, the focus turns to clean-up and recovery. The Government may approve an Enhanced Taskforce Green work programme to provide assistance with the clean-up.
What is Enhanced Taskforce Green
Enhanced Task Force Green (ETFG) is available for the clean-up after an emergency event that has caused significant damage in a region.
Local councils may engage with Work and Income to make appropriate arrangements for ETFG workers and supervisors to assist with clean-up projects. These workers will be job seekers who could be receiving a benefit, or they could be students, or workers displaced from their jobs because of the emergency event – such as farm or factory workers.
What costs will be covered by ETFG?
ETFG assistance may cover the costs of:
- wages for workers
- wages for supervisors
- the purchase of personal safety gear
- the hire of light equipment and transport, eg chainsaws, vans or four-wheel-drive vehicles
Note: light equipment does not include heavy machinery hire
- a start-up grant for local authorities to assist with administration costs
For the current rates of ETFG worker and supervisor payments call us on 0800 559 009