The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure has applied for federal funding under the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements
. This program helps jurisdictions to recover from disasters and mitigate damages.
AANDC announced it would create a "single-window" for First Nations to secure funding for emergency costs, including those previously funded under the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements
. The move is to eliminate overlap and provide First Nations and provinces and territories with improved access to emergency funding when needed.
This is reflected in the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements
(DFAA) payments made by EPC to the provinces for weather-related disasters (Figure 2).
This includes continuing to work with the federal government on changes to the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements
and increased mitigation funding, exploring opportunities to build partnerships with the Canadian Red Cross for closer working relationships following a disaster, and reviewing the provinces recovery policies and programming to ensure Albertas emergency response system can be even stronger in the future.
In 2015, the previous federal government made changes to their Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements
which substantially reduced the federal governments share of disaster-related costs, offloading these onto individuals, provinces and territories.