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Emergency Support Services

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

The intent of this funding stream is to support eligible applicants to build local capacity to provide emergency support services through volunteer recruitment, retention and training, including in-house training, and the purchase of emergency support services equipment.  

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 build local capacity to provide emergency support services. 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
• Be in alignment with Emergency Support Services policies and operational guidelines

Type of funding

  • Grant

Range of funding available per project

  • Up to $100,000

Description of funding

Maximum of $25,000

Percentage of project funded

Maximum of 100% of eligible costs.

Eligible applicants can submit one application per intake, including regional applications or participation as a partnering applicant in a regional application.