Town Approved for Disaster Recovery Program

Posted On Wednesday November 13, 2019

Residents impacted by flooding can apply for provincial funding

Were you impacted by flooding this summer? The Town has officially been approved for the provincial Disaster Recovery Program. If you are a Stony Plain resident whose home, business, or property incurred damages from flooding between July 6 – 23, you may be eligible to receive funding from the Government of Alberta.

The Disaster Recovery Program recently announced open status for municipalities in Alberta that were affected by flooding this year, Stony Plain being one of them. Parkland County, Yellowhead County, and Brazeau County are also locations in Central Alberta that are officially open for funding application to mitigate uninsurable damages.

 “We know our community struggled with flooding this year, and we have been working on both preventative measures for the future and ‘on the ground’ solutions for our residents in the present,” says Brett Newstead, Manager of Engineering. “We are hopeful that the Disaster Recovery Program will help alleviate lingering financial burdens home and business owners are experiencing as a result of flooding damages.”

Residents who were affected by flooding in July will have the opportunity to apply for the Disaster Recovery Program in person or online. From December 3 to 5, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., an on-site registration and application station will be hosted in the Spruce Grove Hall of Heritage Park to assist residents who wish to seek funding assistance. Applications can also be submitted online through the Alberta Government Disaster Recovery Program until January 30, 2020.

Learn more about flooding mitigation and relief in our community.