(1) The Agency may provide assistance in the form of funding for persons or entities:
(a) for the purposes of enabling those persons or entities to provide information in relation to disability and disability supports and services; or
(aa) for the purposes of enabling those persons or entities to provide assistance in building capacity within the community in connection with the provision of goods and services to people with disability and their families and carers; or
(ab) for the purposes of enabling those persons or entities to assist people with disability to realise their potential for physical, social, emotional and intellectual development; or
(ac) for the purposes of enabling those persons or entities to assist people with disability, and their families and carers, to participate in social and economic life; or
(b) otherwise in the performance of the Agency's functions.
(2) Without limiting subsection (1), the Agency may provide funding to a person or entity:
(a) to assist one or more participants to receive supports; or
(b) to assist a participant who is a child aged under 7 to access supports, before the child's plan comes into effect, in relation to the child's disability needs (whether those needs arise because the child meets the disability requirements or meets the early intervention requirements).
(3) The National Disability Insurance Scheme rules may set out matters to which the Agency must have regard in deciding whether to provide funding under subsection (2).