Funding & Resources Update

Each month we provide an update on UBCM funding programs and information on other programs or resources that may be of interest to local governments and First Nations.

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. The next application deadline is October 2, 2015.

2015/16 (Fall) Regional Community to Community (C2C) Forums: Another funding intake has been announced for First Nations and local governments to bring together elected officials from neighbouring communities. See the article in today’s Compass. The application deadline is October 16, 2015.

Other Funding

Real Estate Foundation of BC: Real Estate Foundation grants can support registered charitable organizations and the projects of municipalities, regional districts, First Nations, senior government departments, professional associations and other societies. The deadline for General Grants of any size is September 16, 2015.

BC Early Years Centres: The Provincial Office for the Early Years is welcoming applications until October 28, 2015, for the next round of BC Early Years Centres. Local governments are eligible to apply to host a BC Early Years Centre themselves or in partnership with other community organizations to help support integrated services (including child care) in their communities. An information session will be hosted via telephone conference on September 16. Interested participants should email EarlyYearsOffice@gov.bc.ca by September 8.

Resources

Tools, Funding and Resources Session at UBCM Convention: This half-day pre-Convention session provides delegates with the opportunity to meet with representatives from about 30 agencies that provide tools, resources, funding or other supports that help local governments to increase capacity and undertake local planning, projects and development. You need to be registered for Convention in order to attend the session on Monday, September 21 at 9:00am at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

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