Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative (SWPI)

Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative

Applications for next intake deadline is Friday October 6, 2017.

Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative (SWPI) funding streams:

2017 SWPI Funding Streams


Additional Information:

2013-2016 SWPI Summary Changes

UBCM News – Additional Funding for Wildfire Risk Reduction

First Nations Communities received SWPI funding 2004-2016

Common_Problems_With_Spatial_Submissions June 1.2017


2017 SWPI Program Timelines:

Applications for all funding streams, except FireSmart Planning, can be submitted at any time.

Applications will only be reviewed three times in 2017 and applicants will be advised of the status of their applications within 60 days of the following deadlines:

  1. January 27, 2017 – Closed
  2. April 28, 2017 – Closed
  3. October – for all eligible applications submitted by October 6, 2017

2017 Application Submission Process:

All applications and Final Reports from First Nations Communities for CWPP; Fuel Management Prescriptions; and Operational Treatments and maintenance are to be submitted to swpi@ubcm.ca   Mail: 525 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8V 0A8

2013-2016 SWPI Summary Changes

2017 Community Wildfire Protection Plans & Updates


2017 Fuel Management Prescriptions

If SWPI funded, the complete CWPP final report must be submitted and approved by the Strategic Wildfire Prevention Working Group prior to submission of the prescription application.


2017 Operational Fuel Treatments & Maintenance Treatments


Additional Information & Resources


FireSmart Planning 


NEW Submission Process for SWPI:

All applications and Final Reports from First Nations Communities for CWPP; Fuel Management Prescriptions; and Operational Treatments and maintenance are to be submitted directly to be submitted to swpi@ubcm.ca   Mail: 525 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8V 0A8

Contact Information

For more information, local governments can contact Local Government Program Services at UBCM at (250) 356-2947 or swpi@ubcm.ca.

First Nations can contact the Forest Fuel Management Department in the FNESS Kamloops office at (250) 377-7600 or ffminfo@fness.bc.ca.