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Posted: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Disaster Financial Assistance for Local Communities

Government of British Columbia


Following a disaster, the provincial government may declare the event eligible for Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA). Once declared, the DFA program may reimburse applicants for damaged infrastructure.


Indigenous governing bodies and local governments only.


Once the disaster is declared eligible for DFA, financial assistance is provided for each accepted claim at 80 percent of the amount of total eligible damage, less the first $1,000.

The program covers:

  • Rebuilding or replacing essential public infrastructure to the pre-disaster condition
  • Recovery measures to replace essential materials

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Application for Indigenous communities and local government (DOC)
  2. Submit to Emergency Management BC:
    • E-mail:
    • Fax: 250-952-5542
    • Mail: DFA / PO Box 9201 Stn Prov Govt / Victoria B.C. V8W 9J1

Contact Name: Disaster Financial Assistance
Contact Phone: 1-888-257-4777
Contact Email:
Subject Area(s): Disaster Mitigation
Last Reviewed: November 3, 2021, 4:54 pm
Deadline: No Official Deadline
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