The Emergency Repair Program is meant to help those who have a low income and need to make necessary repairs to their home. To be eligible, an individual only needs to have low income and be a tenant or homeowner in a rural area of Canada. Repairs may be made on a variety of areas of the home, including the electrical system, the foundation, chimneys, windows and doors, among other areas. The grant amount, like other financial assistance, varies depending on where one lives in Canada. Assistance totals $6,000, $9,000 and $11,000, respectively, for those that live in the southern, northern and far northern parts of the country. Repairs that are started before the application for funding has been approved in writing are not eligible for the grant.