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Drywall Support Program
Current Status of the application period: Closed.
The application period for the Drywall Support Program is now closed. The deadline to submit an application was June 13, 2017.
What is the Drywall Support Program?
The Drywall Support Program was a relief program for Western and Northern Canadian drywall contractors and builders, and residents of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed in the May 2016 wildfires.
Drywall costs were higher in Western and Northern Canada between September 6, 2016 and February 24, 2017 due to increased duties placed on drywall imported from the United States.
Western Economic Diversification Canada administered the short-term Drywall Support Program for Western Canada, in conjunction with the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor).
The Drywall Support Program was announced by the Government of Canada on February 27, 2017:
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