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CEPF: Emergency Operations Centres and Training

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


Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM)

Funder Organization Type

  • BC Local Government and Associations

An Emergency Operations Centre is a physical location where representatives come together during an emergency to coordinate response and recovery actions and resources, support emergency response personnel in the field, and coordinate all official communications regarding the emergency.
Under the Emergency Program Act, municipalities and regional districts are responsible for responding to emergencies in their area.
In April 2017, Emergency Management BC entered into a 10-year service agreement with Indigenous Services Canada in order to be able to provide equivalent emergency management services to First Nations. The intent of this funding stream is to support eligible applicants to build local capacity through the purchase of equipment and supplies required to maintain or improve Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) and to enhance EOC capacity through training and exercises.

Eligible Community

All local governments (municipalities and regional districts) and all First Nations (bands and Treaty First Nations) in BC are eligible to apply.

Funding Stacking Restrictions


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

Application limit per community


Specific eligibility requirements

In order to qualify for funding, applications must demonstrate the extent to which proposed projects will maintain or improve EOCs and/or enhance EOC capacity.
In addition, to qualify for funding, projects must be:
• A new project (retroactive funding is not available)
• Capable of completion by the applicant within one year from the date of grant approval
• In alignment with Emergency Operations Centre Operational Guidelines Additional requirements if it is a regional project (see program guideline).

Type of funding

  • Grant

Range of funding available per project

  • Under $100,000

Description of funding

Maximum of $30,000

Percentage of project funded

Maximum of 100% of the cost of eligible activities

Eligible costs

Capacity Building for the Community

Eligible applicants can submit one application per intake, including regional applications or participation.