Get funding for small businesses impacted by flooding

The Small Business Flood Recovery Funding Program was a one-time program. It provided funding to small businesses that incurred significant damage from the 2023 flooding in the Klondike Valley.

Application deadline

Applications closed on October 3, 2023. We are currently processing existing applications.

Supporting documents

If you applied to the program, you must submit all supporting documents to your advisor by October 1, 2024. 

The following information is provided to help you with your supporting documents.

Funding amount

Up to a maximum of $500,000 per business for eligible costs.

Who's eligible

The program was for small business owners. You could apply if your business incurred significant damage from the 2023 flooding in the Klondike Valley.

Your Yukon small business is eligible if it meets the following requirements:

  • The owner or operator owns at least 50 per cent of the business.
  • The owner or operator works as the day-to-day manager of the business.
  • Your business must have been in operation at the time of the May 2023 flood.
  • Your business must have a yearly gross revenue that is at least $10,000, but less than $2 million in the year immediately preceding the flood.
  • Your business must employ no more than 20 full-time employees at any one time.
  • Your business is in good standing with Yukon Corporate Registry and Workers' Health and Safety Board Yukon.

Self-employed fishers, trappers, loggers and other harvesters of natural resources are also eligible.

When you applied, you needed to provide:

  • a copy of your current insurance policy; and
  • documentation of the damages.

You must provide copies of invoices or quotes for all eligible expenditures.

What's eligible

Flood-related costs and expenditures deemed essential to the business. This includes:

  • Reasonable compensation paid by a business to its employees or to a contractor to clean a place of business and prepare it to re-open, including debris clean-up, removal of hazardous material and waste disposal.
  • Reasonable fixed expenses incurred as a result of the disaster, including rental of office space and equipment, production equipment, rolling stock and facilities.
  • Reasonable fixed expenses related to structural repair or replacement of eligible business structures, including, but not limited to:
    • Parking areas, pumps, services and connections, and space and water-heating equipment.
  • Repair to or replacement of eligible business materials, including, but not limited to:
    • Books and papers required to carry out the business.
    • Tools and equipment essential to the business.
    • Inventory at replacement cost.
  • Costs related to commercially-operated apartment buildings and roads servicing them, if they're part of an eligible business.
  • Landscaping may be eligible if it's an essential element of the function of a facility such as a recreation facility, botanical garden or a golf course.

Insurance

If insurance coverage on business buildings could only be purchased for a percentage of the appraised value of the building, some portion of the uninsured losses may be eligible.

If you do not have insurance, only those losses for which you could not have obtained insurance coverage at a reasonable cost will be eligible. This is to ensure equal treatment for people who had insurance coverage. Standard insurance policy deductible amounts are not eligible.

What is not eligible

Items that are ineligible for funding under the Small Business Flood Recovery Funding Program include:

  • Loss of wages or business operation income or loss of business opportunity is not eligible.
  • Costs for repair or replacement of items not essential to the restoration of a business to viable state (for example, a company-owned recreational property, works of art and furnishings) are not eligible.
  • Applicable GST on any eligible expenses. 
Contact: 

For questions about the Small Business Flood Recovery Funding Program, email [email protected] or phone 867-456-3803 or toll-free (in Yukon) 1-800-661-0408 extension 3803.