Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is available to eligible British Columbians in Electoral Area C of the Peace River Regional District, who may have been affected by landslides that began on Sept. 30, 2018.
DFA is available to homeowners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations and local government bodies unable to obtain insurance to cover disaster-related losses.
Applications for this DFA event in Electoral Area C of the Peace River Regional District must be submitted to Emergency Management BC (EMBC) by Jan. 17, 2019.
British Columbians can access the DFA application online: http://www.gov.bc.ca/disasterfinancialassistance
Facts about Disaster Financial Assistance:
DFA is available to qualifying homeowners, residential tenants, small business owners, farm owners and charitable organizations. Applicants should be aware of the following:
- Financial assistance is provided for each accepted claim at 80% of the amount of total eligible damage that exceeds $1,000, to a maximum claim of $300,000.
- Claims may be made in more than one category (e.g., homeowner and farm owner).
- Homeowners or residential tenants must show that the home is their principal residence.
- Seasonal or recreational properties, hot tubs, patios, pools, garden tools, landscaping, luxury items (like jewelry, fur coats and collectibles) and recreational items (like bicycles) are not eligible for assistance.
- Small business owners and farm owners must demonstrate that the business or farm is their primary source of income.
- Charitable organizations must provide a benefit of service to the community at large.
Assistance is also available to local governments for:
- Emergency response measures authorized by EMBC by response task number, including incremental costs associated with their Emergency Operations Centre. Financial assistance is provided for each accepted response claim at 100%. Completed response claim summaries and supporting documentation must be sent to the respective EMBC regional office.
- Recovery measures to replace essential materials and rebuild or replace essential public infrastructures to the condition they were in before the disaster. Assistance is provided for each accepted recovery claim at 80% of the amount of total eligible damage that exceeds $1,000.