This Monday is the deadline for residents and business owners to apply for Provincial Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) as a result of damages from the flood and debris flow events around the region earlier this year.
“We are encouraging eligible applicants who sustained uninsurable losses due to damage as a result of flooding or debris flows between May 18 and June 1 to submit an application to Emergency Management BC,” says Information Officer Loree Duczek.
The deadline to apply is September 28, 2020 and applications must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered. EMBC will confirm eligibility and evaluators will contact eligible applicants to discuss the DFA program requirements and schedule an on-site visit.
Information about Disaster Financial Assistance is available on the DFA web site at www.gov.bc.ca/disasterfinancialassistance. There you will find the DFA Application Form, ‘Disaster Financial Assistance Guidelines for Private Sector’, information bulletins about DFA and insurance and ‘One Step at a time – A Guide to Disaster Recovery’.
Applicants should be aware of the following:
As the program is Provincial, all questions about DFA, eligibility, or how to submit a claim, should be directed to Emergency Management BC at 1-888-257-4777 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.