Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) eligibility has been expanded for people affected by flooding and landslides from Nov. 14 to Dec. 2, 2021, and now includes British Columbians in the northwest, southwest, central, and southeast areas of the province and on Vancouver Island.

This assistance includes all Indigenous communities, electoral areas and municipalities within those geographic boundaries.

The deadline for applications is March 3, 2022.

Who can apply?

Disaster Financial Assistance is available to individuals, businesses and communities that were unable to obtain insurance to cover disaster-related losses:

  • Homeowners
  • Residential tenants
  • Business owners
  • Farm owners
  • Charitable organizations
  • Indigenous communities
  • Local governments

By regulation, DFA is unable to compensate for losses for which insurance was reasonably and readily available.

What does it cover?

Eligible expenses for individuals, small businesses, farms and charitable organizations

  • 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.
  • Review eligible expenses. Applicants can apply to more than one category.

Eligible expenses for Indigenous communities and local governments

  • Financial assistance is provided for each accepted claim at 80% of the amount of total eligible damage, less the first $1,000.
  • Review eligible expenses.
  • Indigenous communities and local governments that have infrastructure damage because of the recent flooding should submit a local government DFA application as soon as possible.

How to apply

Individuals, small businesses, farms and charitable organizations

Indigenous communities and local governments

Who to contact if you have more questions

Visit the Financial Assistance in Disaster webpage or contact Emergency Management BC.