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The Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) helps residents, small businesses, agricultural operations, First Nations, non-profit organizations and communities recover from natural disasters, including flooding, tornadoes, plow winds and other disasters caused by severe weather. PDAP may help cover the cost of uninsurable essential losses, cleanup, repairs and temporary relocation.
The Provincial Disaster Assistance Program helps Saskatchewan communities recover from natural disasters and assists with damages for uninsurable, essential property.
Your local authority (city, town, First Nation, village, resort village, rural municipality or provincial park) must apply to be approved for PDAP support.
A local authority must follow the instructions found in the Process for Municipal Claimants and First Nations Bands, as well as the current PDAP General Claim Guidelines to begin the process.
Declaring a local emergency does not make the local government authority eligible for PDAP. For your community to be eligible for PDAP assistance, your local authority must apply to be designated following the processes described in Steps 3 and 4 below.
A local authority has three options available when it comes to designating:
PDAP will assist local authorities with extraordinary non-insurable costs which may include the following:
PDAP is not a substitute for private insurance nor does it provide full compensation for losses. PDAP provides assistance to return property to its pre-disaster value.
The local government authority (i.e. the municipality or First Nation band council) should contact PDAP if a natural disaster arises or is likely to arise, and PDAP will advise the local authority on how to access the program.
To be designated as an eligible assistance area, the local authority will need to:
Mail PDAP the following original documents:
Both original documents must be delivered to PDAP within one month of the disaster event.
Address the files to:
Provincial Disaster Assistance Program
P.O. Box 227
Regina, SK S4P 2Z6
Once PDAP approves the request for designation, PDAP will send your local authority:
If PDAP approved coverage for claims related to private property, PDAP will also include application forms for residents.
At your request, PDAP may visit your community and set up a recovery centre where residents can review their specific claims with a PDAP official and get assistance in filling out their application forms.
Your municipality or First Nation may also be eligible for funding to hire a local PDAP Disaster Coordinator for up to six months. To learn more, download PDAP's General Claim Guidelines and view sample job postings for a Municipal Disaster Coordinator or a First Nations Disaster Coordinator.
PDAP will assign an engineer who will contact the local government authority to assess the damages. Generally the engineer will reach out within two to three weeks.
When the engineer' assessment is complete, PDAP will review and forward the report to the local government authority advising of the eligible and not eligible projects in the report. The engineer's report is the substantiating document that allows PDAP to begin paying on a claim.
The municipal deductible is 0.1% of your most recent SAMA tax assessment. You can contact PDAP for your community deductible amount.
All correspondence must include:
While you must send the original application forms by mail when applying to PDAP, supporting documents and invoices may be sent by email or fax.
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