Community Resiliency Investment

Applications are not currently being accepted for this program.

The Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) program is a new provincial program intended to reduce the risk and impact of wildfire to communities in BC through community funding, supports and priority fuel management activities on provincial Crown land.

The Union of BC Municipalities, First Nations’ Emergency Services Society and the Forest Enhancement Society of BC are working with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development, represented by the BC Wildfire Service, to administer the FireSmart Community Funding & Supports portion of the program for local government and First Nation applicants.

2019 FireSmart Community Funding & Supports

For 2019, the program is structured to fund FireSmart activities in all eligible communities throughout BC.  Funding is scaled to offer eligible applicants with lower risk of wildfire to apply for up to $25,000 and applicants with a demonstrated higher risk of wildfire to apply for up to $100,000 per year.

The application intake closed on December 7, 2018. Applicants will be advised of the status of their application within 90 days of the deadline.

CRI Frequently Asked Questions

Local FireSmart Representative Workshop Series

These six regional workshops [PDF - 547 KB], being offered across B.C.—from Fort St. John to Nanaimo—between October 2018 and March 2019, are intended for community leaders who wish to help implement FireSmart initiatives within their communities.  Attendance is free, however space is limited and registration is required.  Travel and other expenses are eligible costs under the CRI FireSmart Funding & Supports program.

Additional Information & Resources

Wildfire Threat Assessment Materials


Contact Information

For more information contact Local Government Program Services at or (250) 356-2947.

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