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:  The next application review deadline is Friday, October 7, 2016. All project proposals, including those from First Nations applicants, should be submitted directly to UBCM via the email address.

Applications may be submitted at any time under the following wildfire prevention funding streams: Fuel Management Prescriptions, Demonstration and Operational Treatment projects. Applications are not presently being accepted to the Community Wildfire Protection Plan or SWPI FireSmart Grant program streams.

Other Funding

Community Fund for Canada’s 150th: More community foundations are calling for grant applications to the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th.

BC Rural Dividend: This program will provide $25 million a year for the next three years to reinvigorate and diversify the economies of BC rural communities with a population of 25,000 or less. The next application intake commences October 2016. See below for webinar opportunities.

Northern Development Initiative Trust: Applications are currently being accepted for the Trust’s winter funding application intake with a deadline of November 18, 2016.


BC Rural Dividend Q&A Webinar: Two more opportunities to learn about the BC Rural Dividend program are being offered on September 15th and October 6th. A recording of the May 17th webinar, along with presentation slides and a promotional PDF are available.

British Columbia Multicultural Awards: Nominations to the Government of British Columbia’s Multicultural Awards close on September 26, 2016.

Wildland Fire Canada 2016:  Building Resilience is the theme of this national biennial fire management conference in Kelowna October 24-28, 2016.

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