Disaster financial assistance for non-profits: Hurricane Dorian

Non-profits can apply for disaster financial assistance for damage or loss from Hurricane Dorian. You need to apply by 15 May 2020.

Use the Disaster Assistance for Non-profits Application Form to apply for financial assistance for damage or loss to your non-profit from Hurricane Dorian.

The Disaster Financial Assistance Program helps non-profits with costs to repair or replace uninsurable, essential basic property loss (like appliances and furniture) due to Hurricane Dorian. The program is also available to residential property owners and tenants, and small businesses.

Repair and replacement costs for insured and insurable items (even if insurance wasn’t purchased) aren’t eligible for assistance. Food lost due to Hurricane Dorian also isn’t eligible for assistance.

Financial assistance amount

Financial assistance provides up to $200,000 for repair and replacement costs.

Help with your application

211 Nova Scotia can answer questions about the application process and help identify what information and supporting documents you need.

Eligibility

Non-profits can apply for financial assistance if:

  • the damage occurred during Hurricane Dorian on 07 to 08 September 2019
  • your insurance company won’t pay for your entire loss
  • the organization owns the property
  • the organization operates as a non-profit
  • the organization operates a facility in the community’s interest and there is unrestricted public access to the facility

You need to apply by 15 May 2020.

How to apply

  1. Complete the Confirmation of Insurance Form and application form.
  2. Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
  3. Send your completed application and supporting documents by mail.

How long it takes

It should take 6 to 8 weeks for the Emergency Management Office to review your application and let you know if you’re receiving financial assistance. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your application hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

There is no cost to apply.

Before you start

Make sure you have:

  • name of insurance company, policy number, and agent’s name and phone number
  • photos of the damage, as well as any “before” photos if you have any
  • itemized description of damage or loss and replacement cost estimates
  • copy of the articles of incorporation
  • copy of the organization’s latest annual financial statements
  • copy of your rental agreement, if applicable
  • authorized representative of the organization available to sign the form
  • authorized representative of your insurance company available to complete and sign the Confirmation of Insurance Form

Application form