The federal government has announced the federal Drywall Support Program is now open for applications. Applications will be accepted until May 31.
This program provides drywall contractors and builders in Western and Northern Canada with compensation for elevated drywall costs due to anti-dumping duties imposed on imported drywall from the United States. Additionally, the program supports homeowners in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed by the 2016 wildfires and are now facing higher rebuilding costs.
Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) and the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) will administer the program and disburse approximately $12 million in relief to those heavily impacted by higher drywall costs.
To find out more about the program and how you can apply, please visit WD’s website: https://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/19331.asp.
Eligibility criteria for drywall contractors/builders include:
- Must own a drywall contracting or building business with less than 500 employees and be based in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, or the Northwest Territories;
- Provide proof of fixed price contracts entered into prior to Sept. 6, 2016;
- Provide proof of drywall purchased between Sept. 6, 2016 and Feb. 24, 2017;
- Disclose the amount of the loss that was passed onto others.