Department of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

ACCEPTING FUNDING APPLICATIONS: 2019-2020 ISC On-Reserve Operational Fuel - Deadline: Friday July 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The ISC On-Reserve Operational Fuel Treatment Program is managed by First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS). Grant administration is provided by FNESS with provision of funding by ISC. The initiative supports First Nations communities to mitigate risk from wildfire in the wildland urban interface.  The program has been expanded this year to include areas that were previously excluded from consideration.  The 2018 general requirement that fuel management projects of up to $57,690 with a 10% community contribution, be restricted to areas with High-to-Extreme fuel hazard remains in effect.  In addition, Fire Smart activity projects of up to $25,000 with a 10% community contribution will be considered in areas of Moderate fuel hazard, including but not limited to community and CP lands (with land owner authorization).

 FNESS is accepting applications supporting on-reserve operational forest fuel treatment. Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:

 Eligible Applicants

All First Nations that have;


Have completed a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

  • Areas with a High – Extreme Wildfire Threat, based on completed wildfire threat assessment plots and mapping, OR

Areas within the FireSmart Zone with a Moderate wildfire threat where fuel treatment would demonstrably contribute to community safety.

Application deadline is Friday July 19th, 2019 by 4:00 pm. The Application Guide and Application Form are now available on our website at

Contact Information

First Nations’ Emergency Services Society - Forest Fuel Management Department, Kamloops office at 250-377-7600 or toll free 1-888-388-4431 or In order to be considered for funding, please submit your application with a Band Council Resolution (as per guidelines) on or before:

 For more information about the funding program, please contact:

Forest Fuel Management Department

First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS)

A274 Halston Road, Kamloops, V2H 1P7

P: 250-377-7600 or Toll Free: 1-888-388-4431 or F: 250-377-7610

Email: | Web:

Funding Application & Guide

ISC Application Form (final) (627 KB)

2019 Program Application Guide final (1.3 MB)