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Disaster Recovery Programs

The Government of Alberta has approved disaster recovery programs in new communities to help residents, businesses and not-for-profit organizations recover from flooding caused by severe rainstorms and ice jams in spring 2018. Financial assistance for uninsurable property damage, loss and other related expenses caused by natural disasters is available to municipalities and Albertans under the approved programs.

2018 Disaster Recovery Programs

2018 Alberta Spring Flooding (Deadline to apply 16 January, 2019)

Town of Drumheller Taber Irrigation District
Kneehill County Western Irrigation District
Lethbridge County Village of Barnwell
Village of Carbon Municipal District of Foothills
Vulcan County Town of Granum
Municipal District of Taber County of Newell
County of Forty Mile Rocky View County
Town of Taber County of Stettler
Village of Foremost Starland County
Village of Beiseker County of Warner
Saddle Hills County Wheatland County
St. Mary River Irrigation District County of Grande Prairie
Bow River Irrigation District Village of Hythe
Eastern Irrigation District Town of Sexsmith


2018 Northern Alberta Ice Jams (Deadline to apply 16 January, 2019)

Woodlands County Mackenzie County


2018 Town of Beaverlodge DRP (Deadline to apply 19 February, 2019)


2018 MD of Lesser Slave River DRP (Deadline to apply 19 February, 2019)

Application centres

Program application centres will be set up in affected communities and the locations will be posted soon. Staff will be available at the centres to answer questions and guide applicants through the process.

Applicants must bring the following documents to the application centre:

  • Government issued photo ID
  • Insurance letter
  • Utility bills 90 days prior to the event
  • If you own the property, the property tax assessment for 2017
  • If you are a tenant, the lease agreement covering the event date

Read the guidelines to ensure that you fully understand the program and requirements.

The following fact sheets contain important information and a list of required documents relevant to each applicant:


For More Information

Call 1-888-671-1111 or email

If the Program Application Centre in your community has been closed you can speak to your municipal administration directly or you can print an application form from here. Applications can be mailed, faxed or emailed to the contacts below.


Alberta Emergency Management Agency
9515 107 Street NW Edmonton AB T5K 2C1
Phone toll-free: 1-888-671-1111 | Fax: 780-427-1262

  • Date modified: 2019-01-23