02 April 2020 – $1M fund for Islanders who may not qualify for existing support programs

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Social Services
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: Prince Edward Island
Lead People/Agency: Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Energy, Steven Myers

Overview: The province announced a $1,000,000 fund for Islanders who may not qualify for existing support programs. The COVID-19 Special Situations Fund will provide up to $1,000 to Islanders who have experienced urgent income loss as a result of COVID-19 and are not eligible for other federal and provincial funding support. Islanders are to review the various programs available and if they do not quality they may be eligible for support.
Full details here: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/province-announces-covid-19-special-situations-fund

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Evidence/Justification: Steven Myers has said, “we realize that every Islander has unique needs that may not be covered in the programs rolled out so far and we want to ensure that everyone is supported.”