Public Safety Canada - 2016-2017 evaluation of the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements: PS4-130/2017E-PDF

final report.

"The Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangement program (DFAA) is a federal transfer payment program that provides financial assistance to a province/territory (PT) for a natural disaster that is declared a provincial/territorial emergency to be of concern to the federal government. More specifically, the purpose of the program is to support an affected PT after a major natural disaster to assist with response and recovery costs that would exceed the PT’s financial capacity. Given the purpose of the DFAA, the scope of this evaluation was calibrated to primarily focus on the program’s efficiency and economy. The evaluation also examined issues of relevance and effectiveness. The evaluation covered the period from 2011-2012 to 2015-2016. In the event of a large-scale natural disaster, PTs can incur a substantial financial burden as they respond and recover. To lessen this financial burden, DFAA program staff work closely with PTs to review and provide financial assistance to reimburse eligible response and recovery costs. Since its inception in 1970, DFAA has reimbursed over $4.1 billion in post-disaster assistance. As a contribution program, DFAA is required to be evaluated every five years under section 42.1 (1) of the Financial Administration Act. DFAA was last evaluated in December 2011"--Executive summary, p. ii.

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Title Public Safety Canada - 2016-2017 evaluation of the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements
Subtitle final report.
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Sécurité publique Canada - évaluation 2016-2017 des Accords d’aide financière en cas de catastrophe : rapport final. Cover title. "2017-03-14."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages iii, 20 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • PS4-130/2017E-PDF
Subject Terms Disaster relief, Transfer payments, Program assessment