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

2016 Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative: Applications by local governments and First Nations are welcome at any time under the following wildfire prevention funding streams: Community Wildfire Protection Plans, Fuel Management Prescriptions, Demonstration and Operational Treatment projects. The next application review deadline is September 30, 2016.

Other Funding

Provincial Investment In Affordable Housing: The B.C. government has issued a call for Expressions of Interest to partner with municipalities, non-profit housing providers, community groups and the private sector to facilitate the creation of affordable rental housing for low-to moderate-income households in communities across the province. This new housing program will create safe, affordable homes for people in greatest need. Respondents are asked to submit their information by June 15, 2016.

Tourism Events Program: The province’s Tourism Events Program is designed to support world-class events that can enhance the volume of visitors to British Columbia and increase global recognition for the province. The current application window will close on June 30, 2016, for events timed to occur between July 1, 2016, and December 31, 2017. Subsequent application windows are scheduled for overlapping event time frames.


Healthier Communities Through Tobacco Reduction: Reducing the number of people who smoke has positive health, social, environmental, and financial implications. The majority of smokers want to quit and are looking for helpful tools.


Introduction to Collective Impact: Is your organization considering collaborating with other organizations to change population level outcomes on an issue that is important in your community or region? You may be interested in attending this webinar on Thursday June 23rd.

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