How to apply for government money after Hurricane Fiona | City | Halifax, Nova Scotia

OOn Monday, September 26, Prime Minister Tim Houston unveiled a series of government grants to help those affected by Hurricane Fiona, and applications for them opened Thursday. Will receiving a $100 check in two to four weeks ease the misery of several days without power? Probably not, but free money is free money – and here’s how to get it.

$100 for spoiled food

Any household that has had no electricity for at least 48 hours is eligible to apply for this subsidy, whether you are a homeowner or renter. You can only receive one grant per household and only for one address. You do not need to have health insurance to receive this grant. All you have to do is provide your name, email and address. Apply online here.

$250 for tree removal

If you paid for tree removal from your property and the tree was damaged by Hurricane Fiona, you can get a refund of up to $250. You must submit the receipt(s) from the tree felling service with your application. Apply online here.

If you need assistance or have questions about food grants or tree removal, call the Provincial Assistance Line at 1-888-428-2256.

$150 for those receiving income support

If you receive income support, including the Disability Support Program, you will receive the $150 automatically. No need to apply.

$1,000 for those who had to evacuate their homes

If you have been ordered to leave your home or are unable to return home, you can receive $1,000 from the Canadian Red Cross. You must first register with the organization, which can be done online or by calling 1-800-863-6582.

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$250 on top of Senior Nursing Grant

If you already receive the Seniors Care Grant for low-income seniors or are applying now, you will receive an additional $250 to cover storm repairs. Apply here and if you need help call 902-424-5200.

Up to $200,000 for uninsurable damages

You can get up to $200,000 to repair or replace uninsurable, essential property like furniture and appliances. The grant cannot be used for things that are insured or could theoretically be insured. There are separate application forms for individuals, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. If you need help applying for this grant, call 211.

$2,500 for small businesses that have had to close

Small business owners can apply for a $2,500 grant if they have been closed for at least five days due to Hurricane Fiona. Applications for this scholarship are not yet open.

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