Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) Information from Emergency Management BC


Landslides and major flooding in the Northeast Region from June 14 – July 13, 2020, have caused property and content damages. As a result of the damages sustained from this event, provincial Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) has been authorized for qualifying claimants, such as homeowners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations and local government bodies, who were unable to obtain insurance to cover these disaster-related losses in the Peace River Regional District.  This includes all first nation communities, electoral (rural) areas and municipalities within the geographic boundaries of the regional district.

Emergency Management BC strongly encourages people to submit their application as soon as possible so that they can have the damage assessment completed promptly, the deadline for EMBC to receive this form is October 16, 2020. As applications are received at the Emergency Management BC office, EMBC contracted evaluators will contact the applicants to explain the DFA program requirements and schedule an onsite visit.   SAVE ALL RECEIPTS even if you have already spent money to repair your home, property or business!

Information about DFA at http://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’.  Paper copies of the application can be picked up at the PRRD offices in Dawson Creek and Fort St John starting Monday afternoon.

Information from the full message, posted to the website at Emergency News, includes:

  • How to apply, and the application deadline
  • What is DFA?
  • When is DFA Available?
  • Who is eligible for DFA?
  • What is eligible for DFA?