Community Resiliency Investment
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.
- 2019 FireSmart Community Funding & Supports Program & Application Guide [PDF – 275 KB]
- 2019 FireSmart Community Funding & Supports Application Form [DOCX – 67 KB]
- 2019 FireSmart Community Funding & Supports Worksheet 1 [DOCX – 56 KB]
- 2019 FireSmart Community Funding & Supports Worksheet 2 [DOCX – 59 KB]
Local FireSmart Representative Workshop Series
These six regional workshops [PDF – 547 KB], being offered across B.C.—from Fort St. John to Nanaimo—between October 2018 and March 2019, are intended for community leaders who wish to help implement FireSmart initiatives within their communities. Attendance is free, however space is limited and registration is required. Travel and other expenses are eligible costs under the CRI FireSmart Funding & Supports program.
Additional Information & Resources
- 2018 CWPP Template [DOCX – 304 KB]
- Fuel Management Prescription – Notes to Assist [DOCX – 58 KB]
- 2019 Fuel Management Prescription – Example [DOCX – 104 KB]
- GIS materials (geodatabase template, sample data submission, sample maps, copy of the spatial appendix and ReadMe document)
Wildfire Threat Assessment Materials
- 2017 Wildfire Threat Assessment (Version 2)
- 2012 Wildfire Threat Assessment
For more information, please contact Local Government Program Services at UBCM at (250) 356-2947 or firstname.lastname@example.org.