Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) Program
Applications are currently being accepted for this program. The application deadline is December 7, 2018.
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 deadline is December 7, 2018. Applicants will be advised of the status of their application within 90 days of the deadline.
CRI Frequently Asked Questions
- BC Wildfire Service
- Wildfire Prevention for Your Home & Community
- Tools for Fuel Management
- Forest Enhancement Society of BC