The Government of Alberta has committed $1 billion as immediate support for Alberta families for the first phase of emergency recovery and reconstruction. This Provincial funding is distributed through two separate programs: pre-loaded debit cards and the Disaster Recovery Program.
A: Pre-loaded debit cards
Debit cards are available to those who cannot go home due to flooding, to cover immediate housing needs and day-to-day purchases. Those who qualify will receive $1,250 per adult and $500 per child.
Step 1: Register as an evacuee with Canadian Red Cross - http://www.redcross.ca/abregister- or call 1-866-696-6484.
Step 2: Visit one of the three Calgary debit card processing sites.
- Bowness High School: 4627 - 77 St NW
- Connaught School: 1121- 12 Ave SW
- Queen Elizabeth High School: 512 - 18 Street NW
Hours of operation:
- Sunday, June 30: 1 pm to 9 pm - households with last names starting with A to L
- Monday, July 1: 8 am to 8 pm - households with last names starting with M to Z
- Tuesday, July 2: 8 am to 8 pm
B. Disaster Recovery Program - Calgary
The Disaster Recovery Program provides financial assistance for homeowners to repair or rebuild their primary residence and other uninsurable property damage and loss. The funds are intended to cover the costs of returning essential property to the condition it was in before a disaster happened.
Calgarians whose homes and/or businesses were damaged by the flood can start applying for Disaster Recovery Program funding on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013. Disaster financial assistance staff will be in Calgary from July 2 until July 7 at the following locations:
- McMahon Stadium Red and White Club, and
- Mount Royal University - Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning.
Hours at both locations are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 2, and then 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for all other days.
The Pre-loaded Debit Card and the Disaster Recovery Program are Government of Alberta programs - not programs run by The City of Calgary. Please visit www.alberta.ca to be sure you have the most current information.
Calgary is still in a state of local emergency. Please visit calgarycitynews.comfor the most up to date information from City officials and www.alberta.ca for current provincial information.
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