Support to Small Businesses and Not-for-Profit Organizations Program

The Canadian Red Cross is committed to supporting affected individuals and communities in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) following 2018 spring flooding.  Experience has shown us that support for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations are essential to the recovery of people and communities affected by a disaster.
 
Initial Emergency Financial Assistance from the Support for Small Business program closed in October, 2018.
 

Additional Financial Assistance

This financial assistance is to provide support for uninsured financial losses as a result of interrupted business operations, due to the floods. The amount of financial assistance provided to eligible businesses will be based on their individual needs, which will be determined through the application process.
 

Application Period

Small business owners and not-for-profit organizations can apply online until March 1, 2019.
 

Minimum requirements to apply

  1. Have 50 employees or less.*
  2. Be located in the Regional District of Kootenay-boundary (RDKB).
  3. Have been in operation on or before April 26, 2018
  4. Be financially vulnerable as a result of the 2018 spring flooding.
  5. Have resumed or are intending to resume operations.
  6. Have a net income of less than $250,000 (calculated as revenue less expenses).*
  7. Have the business or livelihood be their primary source of income.*
*Does not apply to not-for-profit organizations.
 

For small business owners

How to Apply

Application Form & Supporting documentation

You can download a copy of the application form here. Remember to submit your supporting documents along with your paper form. You can submit your form by email, mail or in-person at our Grand Forks office.

Required Documentation

Click here for a list of required documentation. Remember to upload or submit one item from each column along with your application. This documentation is needed to process your application. Please note that applications submitted without documentation are considered incomplete.
 
By email: BCSmallBizSupport@redcross.ca
 
By Mail:
Boundary Flood Recovery Office
c/o Canadian Red Cross
Support to Small Business Program
PO Box 2162
Grand Forks, BC
V0H 1H0
 

For Not-for-Profit Organizations

How to Apply

Application Form & Supporting documentation

Not-for-Profit Organizations are not required to submit any additional documentation with their application. The Red Cross may request supporting documentation upon review of the application.
 

Online Application Form

The online application for Not-for-Profit Organizations can be found here.

Paper Application Form

The paper application form can be found here.

How to Submit your application


By email: BCSmallBizSupport@redcross.ca
 
By Mail:
Boundary Flood Recovery Office
c/o Canadian Red Cross
Support to Small Business Program
PO Box 2162
Grand Forks, BC
V0H 1H0
 

In-person Support

At different times during the application period, Red Cross representatives will be available in Grand Forks to answer questions about the application process in person. No appointments are necessary for these dates, just drop in to talk to someone:

Canadian Red Cross
7425 5th St.
Grand Forks, BC
V0H 1H0

 

Monday
Jan. 14, 2019
Tuesday 
Jan. 15, 2019
Wednesday
Jan. 16, 2019
Thursday
Jan. 17, 2019
Friday 
Jan. 18, 2019
11 am -
4 pm
9 am - 
2 pm
9 am - 
4 pm
9 am - 
4 pm
9 am - 
12 pm

Note: You do not need to attend a face-to face session in order to apply. 

Small business owners in the Rock Creek area are also invited to attend an information session on the program, Tuesday, January 15 at 6 pm at the Rock Creek Fairgrounds. 

Questions?
Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Emergency Financial Assistance 
Applications for the emergency financial assistance ($1,500) closed on October 5, 2018. If you submitted an application on or before October 5, 2018 and have questions, please contact us at BCSmallBizSupport@redcross.ca.