Community Wildfire Resiliency funding

Applications are now being invited for the 2022 Community Resiliency Initiative FireSmart Community Funding & Supports program. Local governments and First Nations in BC are eligible to apply for funding to undertake community-based FireSmart planning and activities that reduce the community’s risk from wildfire.  The intake is open until October 8, 2021.

Eligible applicants may apply for up to $50,000 or $150,000, depending on their specific risk of wildfire.  There are opportunities to apply for additional funding for regional districts, and for fuel management proposals that include Provincial Crown land within and adjacent to community boundaries.

Full details are now available in the 2022 CRI FCFS application materials.

The First Nations’ Emergency Services Society, Forest Enhancement Society of BC and Union of BC Municipalities are working with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development to deliver the FireSmart Community Funding & Supports program.

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