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

2017 Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative:  Applications are accepted on an on-going basis under four funding streams: Community Wildfire Protection Plans, Fuel Management Prescriptions, Demonstration projects, and Operational & Maintenance Treatment projects. This year’s intake deadlines are January 27, April 28 & October 6, 2017.  The deadline for the 2017 SWPI FireSmart Grant funding stream is January 27, 2017.

Please note that an enhanced Community Wildfire Protection Plan was announced in November.  Also note that all project proposals, including those from First Nations applicants, should be submitted directly to swpi@ubcm.ca

Age-friendly Communities:  Projects under the 2016 program should be wrapping up with final reports due at the end of January, unless other arrangements have been confirmed.  Applicants to the 2017 program have been notified of the status of their funding request.

Asset Management Planning:  Projects under the 2016 program should be wrapping up with final reports due at the end of January, unless other arrangements have been confirmed.  Applicants to the 2017 program will be notified of the status of their application by December 16, 2016.

Resources

CivicInfo BC: CivicInfo BC provides a wide variety of tools and information resources for those who work, or have an interest, in the province's local government sector. This includes news, events and training opportunities, online directories, research tools, a grants database, and much more.

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