Wildfire Assistance and Relief Measures (WARM)
The Accelerate Digital Adoption Projects for Tomorrow (ADAPT) Fund has been expanded to allow for contributions to support NWT businesses adversely affected by the evacuations due to the NWT wildfires. This funding will offer support through the Wildfire Assistance and Relief Measures (WARM) initiative.
Through WARM, eligible businesses can receive a contribution up to $5,000 (maximum limit per business) if located in an evacuated community and up to $3,500 (maximum limit per business) if located in a non-evacuated community but adversely affected by the evacuation orders due to wildfires. Costs incurred from May 2023 onward will be accepted and must be supported by receipts or equivalent proof. These supports (through WARM) are temporary additions to ADAPT and will be accessible until March 31, 2024.
WARM funding may support businesses with:
- maintaining or creating employment
- reduction of existing fixed overhead costs
- clean-up and restoration of business operations to pre-evacuation conditions or levels
- planning for and/or providing training and assistance (including professional fees) to help businesses access insurance and cover business insurance deductibles, develop or update business/continuity plans, and pursue other activities* required in response to the evacuations and wildfires
For more information visit: https://www.bdic.ca/financial-programs/warm/