The provincial government has launched a Disaster Financial Assistance program to help small businesses, municipalities and individuals who suffered property damage following the 2019 freshet season.
Significant flooding has affected communities throughout New Brunswick. Damage to private infrastructure, such as homes, and public infrastructure, such as roads, has been reported.
The program provides assistance for eligible damage and losses that threaten the health and safety of individuals, municipalities and small businesses. The maximum assistance for structural repairs to private residences is $160,000, while the maximum for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations is $500,000.
The Disaster Financial Assistance program covers the same items as the federal program. The qualifying criteria as established by the federal government can be found online.