DSS is committed to reducing red tape for grant recipients. As part of this, DSS applies a risk-based approach to the management of grant agreements. Organisations’ risk will be assessed using a Provider Capacity Risk Assessment prior to the negotiation of Grant Agreements. Organisations will also be required to participate in a Financial Viability Assessment during the Assessment process of an application to contribute to the organisation’s risk rating. A periodic monitoring process is undertaken during the term of an agreement which monitors service delivery and is used to provide evidence for ongoing risk assessments.