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Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA) Guidelines References:

3.3 Disaster Recovery Mitigation Measures

3.3.1 Mitigation enhancements undertaken within specific repair/rebuilding projects to reduce vulnerability to future emergencies will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

3.3.2  The province will recommend and the PS Regional Director (RD) must agree to each proposed mitigation enhancement. The RD will consult with PS headquarters and appropriate federal departments as required. Details (nature and scope of work, timings, estimates and disbursements) should be recorded for subsequent audit verification. Provincial officials should contact the Public Safety RD at the earliest opportunity to seek concurrence on a project's eligibility for mitigation cost-sharing.

3.3.3  New infrastructure initiatives and enhancements mainly designed to increase operational capacity (e.g., traffic volume, productive output), functionality, floor-space, or life-cycle duration are not eligible.

3.3.4  The value of enhancements eligible for cost-sharing is limited to 15 per cent of the estimated cost of repair to pre-disaster condition.



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