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CEPF: Disaster Risk Reduction – Climate Adaptation

Program Category: Climate Adaptation
Program Sub-Category: Emergency Mitigation, Preparedness, and Planning
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Status: Closed


Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM)

Deadline Details

The previous intake was on February 24th, 2023.

Funder Organization Type

  • BC Local Government and Associations

The intent of the Disaster Risk Reduction-Climate Adaptation funding stream is to support eligible applicants to reduce risks from future disasters due to natural hazards and climate-related risks through the development and implementation of:  
  • Accurate foundational knowledge of the natural hazards they face and the risks associated with BC’s changing climate
  • Effective strategies to prepare for, mitigate, and adapt to those risks.
Funding is divided into three categories:
  • Category 1: Foundational activities (risk mapping, risk assessments, planning)
  • Category 2: Non-structural activities (land use planning, community education, purchase of eligible equipment)
  • Category 3: Small scale structural activities 

Required Community Contribution

No community contribution required

Funding Stacking Restrictions


In order to ensure transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds, all other grant contributions for eligible portions of an approved CEPF project must be declared and, depending on the total value, may decrease the value of the grant.

Application limit per community


Professional input required


Specific eligibility requirements

To qualify for funding, all projects must be:
  • A new project (retroactive funding is not available) or a subsequent phase of a DRR-CA related project;
  • Located on publicly owned land or First Nations land;
  • Capable of completion by the applicant within two years from the date of grant approval; Inclusive of engagement with impacted and affected parties, including First Nations, local governments, and equity-denied populations;
  • Able to show that climate change is integrated into project methodology and deliverables to adapt to the impacts of climate change. While a range of scenarios are recommended, at a minimum the use of emissions scenarios RCP 8.5 or SSP5_8.5. Structural projects should use scenarios (or equivalent amount of global warming) appropriate for the design life. 

Type of funding

  • Grant

Range of funding available per project

  • Under $100,000
  • From $100,000 to $1,000,000
  • Over $1,000,000

Description of funding

The DRR-CA funding stream can contribute 100% of the cost of eligible activities to a maximum of:
  • Category 1 (Foundational Activities) : $150,000
  • Category 2 (Non-Structural Activities): $150,000
  • Category 3 (Small Scale Structural Activities): $2 million

Percentage of project funded

Maximum of 100% of the cost of eligible activities

Eligible costs

Capacity Building for the Community

Ineligible costs

Any costs incurred prior to signing a funding agreement

Reporting requirements

Final report only