Deadline to apply is November 30, 2013. Even if you are waiting for information from your insurance company, apply to DRP.
Disaster recovery programs provide financial assistance for uninsurable property damage, loss and other expenses. Funds are only available to the owner of the property at the time the flood damage occurred. The funds cover the costs of returning essential property to the functional condition before the disaster happened:
* homeowners and tenants
* not-for-profit organizations, institutions and condo associations
* landlords and small businesses (20 or less full-time employees)
* agricultural producers
Note: The Small Business Rebuilding Program provides support to small businesses with 21 to 50 full time employees
Albertans who experienced flood damage in flood fringes can use Disaster Recovery Program funds to install flood mitigation measures . Those who undertake approved measures will be eligible to receive DRP funding for any future flood that exceeds the 1-in-100 year flood event criteria.
For more information you can also review the Alberta Disaster Assistance Guidelines . This document provides the guidelines for the implementation of the Disaster Assistance Program. Of particular interest are Part 3 – General Eligibility Criteria (page 6), 5.3 Recovery (page 11) and 5.4 Small Business (page 14).
There is also an online Frequently Asked Questions which includes a general section on the Disaster Recovery Program, including sections on payments, mitigation measures and land titles, along with the sections on small business and not-for-profit programs and flood mapping. The FAQs are updated on a regular basis, so it is preferred that individuals check the website for the most current information.
DRP can be contacted at 1-888-671-1111 or in-person at the following locations:
Black Diamond – 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Wednesdays (November 6 & 13 only)
Black Diamond Town Office, 301 Centre Ave W
Bragg Creek – 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thursdays (not open on November 14)
Bragg Creek Recreation Centre, 23 White Ave
Calgary – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm weekdays
Willowglen Business Park, 803 Manning Road. N.E.
Canmore – 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Mondays & Tuesdays (not open on November 11)
Canmore Provincial Building, 800 Railway Avenue
High River – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm weekdays
Charles Clark Medical Centre, 303 – Ninth Ave SW
Medicine Hat – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Wednesdays
203, 346 Third Street SE