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

2015/16 Regional Community to Community Forums: All approved forum events under this year’s program must be held by March 31, 2016. Final reports are due within 30 days of the event, and no later than April 30, 2016.

2016 Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative: Local governments and First Nations are invited to apply for funding under these program streams: Community Wildfire Protection Plans, Fuel Management Prescriptions, Demonstration and Operational Treatment projects. Funding permitting, the next intake deadlines are April 29 and September 30, 2016.

Other Funding

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Funding: FireSmart Canada is offering $500 in project funding awards to help implement neighbourhood FireSmart projects. Applications are invited between January 25 and March 12, 2016.

Northern Development Initiative Trust:  Northern Development offers a suite of funding opportunities to local governments and First Nations bands. The quarterly intake deadline is February 12, 2016, for the following programs: Capital Investment Analysis, Community Foundation Matching Grants, Community Halls and Recreation Facilities Program, Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program, Marketing Initiatives.

New Building Canada Fund - Small Communities Fund: Funding is available to support communities with populations of less than 100,000 to address their infrastructure needs to help develop economic growth, a cleaner environment and stronger communities in BC. The application deadline is April 28, 2016.

Resources

CivicInfo BC: British Columbia's local government information hub provides a wide variety of tools and information resources for those who work, or have an interest, in the local government sector. CivicInfo BC publishes three e-bulletins on a weekly basis: Job Postings & Bid Opportunities, Training & Professional Development, and News & Announcements.

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