Community Emergency Preparedness Fund

Applications are now being accepted for Flood Risk Assessments, Flood Mapping, Flood Mitigation Plans;  Emergency Social Services; Emergency Operations Centres & Training; Structural Flood Mitigation.

The Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) is a suite of funding programs intended to enhance the resiliency of local governments and their residents in responding to emergencies. Funding is provided by the Province of BC and is administered by UBCM.

CEPF was announced as part of an $80 million announcement from the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure. 

Please note, we are currently only accepting applications for the first four funding streams under CEPF.  All applications to CEPF must be submitted by email or mail using the application forms that will be provided below. CEPF will not be using the online PIMS application process at this time, or for this intake - we apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

Flood Risk Assessment, Flood Mapping & Flood Mitigation Planning

The intent of this funding stream is to support eligible applicants to ensure they have accurate knowledge of the flood hazards they face and to develop effective strategies to mitigate and prepare for those risks. 

The application deadline is October 27, 2017. 

Emergency Social Services 

The intent of this funding stream is to support eligible applicants to build local capacity to provide emergency social services through training, volunteer recruitment and retention, and the purchase of equipment.  

The application deadline is November 17, 2017. 

Emergency Operations Centres & Training 

The intent of this funding stream is to support the purchase of equipment and supplies required to maintain or improve Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) and to enhance EOC capacity through training and exercises.  

The application deadline is February 2, 2018. 

Structural Flood Mitigation

The intent of this funding stream is to support eligible applicants to prevent, eliminate or reduce the impacts of hazards through construction of structural flood mitigation projects. Ongoing operational costs are not eligible.

The application deadline is April 13, 2018.

Evacuation Route Planning

As of October 2017, this funding stream remains under development.

FAQ's - Answers to some commonly asked questions are available by downloading the CEPF FAQ [PDF - 41 KB]

For more information, contact Rebecca Bishop at 250 387-4470.

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