ACT residents affected by recent bushfires will now be eligible for disaster recovery assistance from the federal government.
Those impacted in the ACT by the Orroral Valley bushfire will be able to receive a range of recovery measures including concessional interest rate loans for farmers and small businesses.
Help with residential clean-up efforts will also be handed out.
Federal funds will also be used to cover the cost of firefighting operations throughout the ACT.
Emergency Management Minister David Litleproud said the territory had been affected by bushfires for much of the 2019-20 bushfire season.
"The bushfires affecting the ACT have had ongoing impacts for the ACT community and we are committed to supporting the recovery effort," Mr Littleproud said.
"This funding will help those affected get back on their feet sooner and assist in the clean-up effort.
"Activation of the disaster recovery funding arrangements also means the Australian government will help cover some of the costs associated with firefighting response operations which were undertaken to protect the community."
The Orroral Valley bushfire has burnt more than 86,000 hectares in the Namadgi National Park, which was started by a landing light on a defence helicopter on January 27.
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr urged Canberra businesses that had been affected by the bushfires to contact Access Canberra for further information.
"This bushfire season impacted on the way of life for our city, particularly small businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector that have been doing it tough for a number of months with extended periods of smoke haze and bushfire threat," Mr Barr said.
"The Orroral Valley bushfire presented the biggest bushfire risk to the territory since 2003 and it required a significant response from our emergency services agencies with the support of the Australian Defence Force."
The ACT government said it would continue to work with its federal counterparts as the bushfire efforts moved into a recovery phase.
Funds for disaster relief will be drawn from the Commonwealth-Territory disaster recovery funding arrangements.