This section provides information on grant programs that are no longer offering funding or other supports.
The Age-friendly Communities program assisted communities in BC to support aging populations by developing and implementing policies and plans, undertaking projects that enable seniors to age in place, and facilitating the creation of age-friendly communities.
The Province of BC provided over $7 million to support the program and over 150 communities in BC have completed projects, including local governments and First Nation communities.
- Age-Friendly Communities/SHSI Summary of Funded Projects, 2005-2020 (as of May 2022)
The Building Governance Capacity program provided matching grants of up to $25,000 to support activities that helped local governments and First Nations to work together on common governance-related issues, to participate in capacity building activities or events that address the issues and, at the same time, build governance management skills, knowledge, abilities and understanding.
UBCM worked with the BC Recreation & Parks Association to manage the community planning grant portion of the Built Environment and Active Transportation (BEAT) Initiative. Community planning grants were available to local governments to develop new plans or amend existing plans for active transportation infrastructure.
The Community Response to Crystal Methamphetamine program provided grants of up to $10,000 to develop educational campaigns, implement awareness strategies or build capacity for community response to methamphetamine use or production. A total of 160 local governments, First Nations, and community groups had projects funded under the program.
From 2006 - 2008, the Community Health Promotion Fund provided grants of up to $35,000 to support community and individual health promotion in communities across BC. In 2009, the grant was reduced to $25,000. In total, more than 150 pilot projects were approved in close to 100 communities throughout BC.
The Community Tourism program was developed in 2005 with funding from the Province of British Columbia. The intent of the program was to assist local governments to increase tourism activity and build stronger local economies; support the Province's Spirit of 2010 Strategy; and help ensure the province meets its goal of doubling tourism in BC by 2015. Allocation-based grants were made available to support activities to meet those goals
The Emergency Planning program provided grants of up to $5,000 to develop, upgrade, and exercise community plans, as well as provide emergency response training to key local government personnel.
The Farmed Animal Mass Carcass Disposal Emergency Planning Program provided local governments with funds to amend their emergency plans to deal with situations such as the Avian Flu outbreaks, as well as address dead stock arising from natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes.
UBCM worked with the BC Recreation & Parks Association to manage the community grant portion of the Healthy Eating Strategy and to support the development and implementation of healthy food and beverage sales in recreation facilities and local government buildings.
- Healthy Food & Beverage Sales Approved Projects Summary 2008-2009 (as of May 2022)
The Integrated Emergency Planning program provided grants of up to $35,000 to groups of communities to conduct pilot projects and develop integrated plans. Twenty-one projects including more than 80 local governments and First Nations were undertaken and lasting relationships were developed under the program.
The School Community Connections program was launched in 2005 through a one-time $10 million grant from the provincial Ministry of Education. The program was jointly managed by UBCM and the BC School Trustees Association and was intended to promote sustainable, innovative collaboration between boards of education and local governments and to increase the community use of school facilities.
The Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative (SWPI) was a suite of funding programs administered by UBCM and managed through the Strategic Wildfire Prevention Working Group. Since 2004, the initiative supported communities to mitigate risk from wildfire in the wildland urban interface. The Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative has transitioned to the Community Resiliency Investment Program.
UBCM no longer administers the SPU program. For more information about SPU deployment, training or public education, please contact the Office of the Fire Commissioner.
The Supporting Treaty Implementation program was developed in 2007 with funding from the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations & Reconciliation. The program helped demonstrate options and provide examples of initiatives that local governments were undertaking to support treaty implementation activities in their communities. From 2009-2014, the program provided operating funds that assisted Treaty Advisory Committees to participate at treaty tables.
- Supporting Treaty Implementation Approved Projects Summary 2008 (as of May 2022)
The Treaty Knowledge Exchange (TKE) Dialogue Program provided small grants to encourage the exchange of knowledge, information and experience between Treaty Advisory Committees (TACs) and/or local governments that have participated in advanced stages of the treaty process and those TACs/local governments that are involved in earlier stages of the process.
- Treaty Knowledge Exchange Dialogues Approved Projects Summary 2008 (as of May 2022)
The West Nile Virus (WNV) Risk Reduction Initiative was developed in 2005 with funding from the Ministry of Health to ensure a proactive approach to mosquito control. The program was offered to local governments and First Nations in BC, with some opportunities for activities on Crown land.