Funding & Resources Update

Each month we provide update on application and final report deadlines for UBCM funding programs, and information on other programs or resources that may be of interest to local governments and First Nations.

Gas Tax Fund

Renewed Gas Tax Agreement: Gas Tax Fund recipients are required to file their 2014 annual expenditure reporting by June 1, 2015.

Local Government Program Services

Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative: Applications are currently being accepted for Community Wildfire Protection Plans (and CWPP updates), fuel management prescriptions and operational treatment projects. Funding permitting, the next application deadlines are May 29 and October 2, 2015.

2015/16 Regional Community to Community (C2C) Forums: First Nations and local governments are again invited to apply for grant funding to bring together elected officials from neighbouring communities. The application deadline is June 10, 2015.

Other Funding

Vancouver Foundation: Applications are now being accepted to the Vancouver Foundation’s redesigned Field of Interest Grants program, which includes streams for Arts and Culture, Education and Training, Environment, and Health and Social Development. The deadline for submitting Project Overviews is May 15, 2015.

Leadership in Asset Management Program: Participating municipalities and regional districts can access Green Municipal Fund grants and peer learning opportunities to strengthen organizational adoption of asset management. Applications will be accepted by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities until June 15, 2015.

Resources

Funding Opportunities with FCM’s Green Municipal Fund: Part 1 of 2 in the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ webinar series on the renewed Green Municipal Fund offer takes place on May 11, 2015, at 10:30-11:30 PDT.

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