Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), First Nations’ Emergency Services Society (FNESS), Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC), and BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) - Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource
Grants to British Columbia government agencies and First Nations to reduce the impact and risk of wildfires, and increase resiliency in communities on provincial Crown land. Applicants are required to engage in discussion and planning with the funding source staff prior to submitting an application. The general goal of FireSmart is to encourage communities and citizens to adopt and conduct FireSmart practices to mitigate the negative impacts of wildfire to assets on public and private property.
The Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) program is intended to reduce the risk and impact of wildfire to communities in BC through community funding, supports and priority fuel management activities on provincial Crown land.
Requirements for Funding:
To qualify for funding, projects must:
For additional requirements and a chart of eligible costs, please see: https://www.ubcm.ca/assets/Funding~Programs/LGPS/CRI/cri-2020-program-guide.pdf#page=3
GrantWatch ID#: 184375
Eligible applicants with a lower risk of wildfire can apply for 100% of the cost of eligible activities to a maximum of $25,000. Eligible applicants with a demonstrated higher risk of wildfire can apply for 100% of the cost of eligible activities to a maximum of $150,000. Information on determining risk is provided in Appendix 1 of the Guidelines located in Supporting Documents.
To qualify for funding, projects must be capable of completion by the applicant within one year of the date of grant approval. Projects that include fuel treatment may be approved for up to two years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
All applications should be submitted to:
Local Government Program Services, Union of BC Municipalities
525 Government Street
Victoria, BC, V8V 0A8
For more information contact Local Government Program Services at the email address above or (250) 356-2947.
Canada: British Columbia