Food and Heat Security Vouchers *OPEN*

The food and heat security voucher program is for vulnerable NunatuKavut members that are experiencing challenges to food and heat security due to fixed or low income or even loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members must be at least 16 years of age and living in their own household.

Phase four of this program starts on September 15 and runs to November 30, 2021. Members who accessed the food voucher program up to the end of August 2021 will not need to re-apply. You must, however, call with your heat provider information to access the heat voucher.

The application form is at the bottom of this page. Please note the turnaround time for the processing of these vouchers may be up to two weeks.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

• Be a NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) Member

• Be at least 16 years of age living in your own household

• Family gross monthly income:

  • Single: $2,000 or less a month
  • Families with no dependents: $3,000 or less a month
  • Families with up to two dependents: $4,000 or less a month
  • Families with greater than two dependents: $4,500 or less a month

Note: A dependent refers to a child or adult living in the applicants household that the applicant supports financially. A copy of proof of income (i.e. pay stubs) for all adults in the family MAY be requested during the approval process.

VOUCHER AMOUNTS

FOOD (per month)
Single: $100
Families with no dependents: $150
Families with up to two dependents: $200
Families with greater than two dependents: $300

HEAT (one-time allotment)
The heat voucher is a $200 one-time flat rate amount for the duration of this phase. Please have the account number of your heat provider handy when you call.

FOOD VOUCHER TYPE

Members living in Labrador will receive a gift card from a local grocery store. Members living outside Labrador will receive an electronic Walmart gift card, where possible.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For assistance with this application process or to submit your application, please contact the following NCC staff members assigned to your area between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Area 1 (Straits), Area 6 (Western Labrador), Area 7 (Outside of Labrador) and members living in communities on the north coast of Labrador
Communities:, L’anse au Loup, L’anse au Clair, Forteau, Red Bay, West St. Modeste, Capstan Island, Pinware, L’Anse Amour, Labrador City, Wabush, Churchill Falls and communities outside of Labrador

Shandy Smith, Telephone: 709-921-6604, Email: ssmith@nunatukavut.ca

Area 2 (Battle Harbour), Area 3 (Bolsters Rock to Spear Point), Area 4 (Sandwich Bay/Island and Ponds)
Communities: Mary’s Harbour, Lodge Bay, St. Lewis, Port Hope Simpson, Charlottetown, Norman Bay, Pinsent’s Arm, Cartwright, Paradise River and Black Tickle/Domino.

Wanda Dyson, Telephone: 709-471-8929. Email: wdyson@nunatukavut.ca

Area 5 (Central Labrador)
Communities: Happy Valley-Goose Bay, North West River and Mud Lake

Jackie Dyson, Telephone: 709-899-1557, Email: jdyson@nunatukavut.ca

APPLICATION FORM

*Please note that you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill out the form electronically. Download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader here.

Page updated on September 14, 2021

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