Closed LGPS Programs

This section provides information on grant programs that are no longer offering funding.

Building Governance Capacity for Shared Local Government & First Nation Initiatives

The Building Governance Capacity program provided matching grants of up to $25,000 to support activities that helped local governments and First Nations to work together on common governance-related issues, to participate in capacity building activities or events that address the issues and, at the same time, build governance management skills, knowledge, abilities and understanding.

Built Environment and Active Transportation Initiative

UBCM worked with the BC Recreation & Parks Association to manage the community planning grant portion of the Built Environment and Active Transportation (BEAT) Initiative. Community planning grants were available to local governments to develop new plans or amend existing plans for active transportation infrastructure.

Community Response to Crystal Methamphetamine

The Community Response to Crystal Methamphetamine program provided grants of up to $10,000 to develop educational campaigns, implement awareness strategies or build capacity for community response to methamphetamine use or production. A total of 160 local governments, First Nations, and community groups had projects funded under the program.

Community Health Promotion Fund

From 2006 - 2008, the Community Health Promotion Fund provided grants of up to $35,000 to support community and individual health promotion in communities across BC. In 2009, the grant was reduced to $25,000. In total, more than 150 pilot projects were approved in close to 100 communities throughout BC.

Community Tourism

The Community Tourism program was developed in 2005 with funding from the Province of British Columbia. The intent of the program was to assist local governments to increase tourism activity and build stronger local economies; support the Province's Spirit of 2010 Strategy; and help ensure the province meets its goal of doubling tourism in BC by 2015. Allocation-based grants were made available to support activities to meet those goals

Emergency Planning

The Emergency Planning program provided grants of up to $5,000 to develop, upgrade, and exercise community plans, as well as provide emergency response training to key local government personnel.

Farmed Animal Mass Carcass Disposal Emergency Planning

The Farmed Animal Mass Carcass Disposal Emergency Planning Program provided local governments with funds to amend their emergency plans to deal with situations such as the Avian Flu outbreaks, as well as address dead stock arising from natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes.

Healthy Food & Beverage Sales

UBCM worked with the BC Recreation & Parks Association to manage the community grant portion of the Healthy Eating Strategy and to support the development and implementation of healthy food and beverage sales in recreation facilities and local government buildings.

Integrated Emergency Planning

The Integrated Emergency Planning program provided grants of up to $35,000 to groups of communities to conduct pilot projects and develop integrated plans. Twenty-one projects including more than 80 local governments and First Nations were undertaken and lasting relationships were developed under the program.

School Community Connections

The School Community Connections program was launched in 2005 through a one-time $10 million grant from the provincial Ministry of Education. The program was jointly managed by UBCM and the BC School Trustees Association and was intended to promote sustainable, innovative collaboration between boards of education and local governments and to increase the community use of school facilities.

Supporting Treaty Implementation

The Supporting Treaty Implementation program was developed in 2007 with funding from the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations & Reconciliation. The program helped demonstrate options and provide examples of initiatives that local governments were undertaking to support treaty implementation activities in their communities. From 2009-2014, the program provided operating funds that assisted Treaty Advisory Committees to participate at treaty tables.

Treaty Knowledge Exchange Dialogues

The Treaty Knowledge Exchange (TKE) Dialogue Program provided small grants to encourage the exchange of knowledge, information and experience between Treaty Advisory Committees (TACs) and/or local governments that have participated in advanced stages of the treaty process and those TACs/local governments that are involved in earlier stages of the process.

West Nile Virus (WNV) Risk Reduction Initiative

The West Nile Virus (WNV) Risk Reduction Initiative was developed in 2005 with funding from the Ministry of Health to ensure a proactive approach to mosquito control. The program was offered to local governments and First Nations in BC, with some opportunities for activities on Crown land.

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