Household Emergency Assistance Program

A new program, called the Household Emergency Assistance Program (HEAP), was introduced when Emergency Support Services concluded to help residents impacted by significant spring flooding in Grand Forks and the Kootenay Boundary Regional District.

HEAP provided additional support for those people who were unable to return home. It was the first program of its kind to be offered in B.C. and was jointly developed by Emergency Management BC and the Canadian Red Cross.

The program concluded on June 30, 2019. The B.C. government continues to work with and support local authorities and government partners to determine how to meet the needs of impacted individuals and families from the 2018 floods.