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Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Disaster Risk Reduction-Climate Adaptation

Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)


The Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) is a suite of funding programs intended to enhance the resilience of local governments, First Nations and communities in responding to emergencies. Funding is provided by the Province of BC and is administered by Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).

As of May 2022, the funding streams include:
• Disaster risk reduction-climate adaptation
• Emergency operations centres and training
• Emergency support services
• Extreme heat risk mapping, assessment, and planning
• Indigenous cultural safety and cultural humility training
• Public notification and evacuation route planning
• Volunteer and composite fire departments equipment and training


All local governments (municipalities and regional districts) and all First Nations (bands and Treaty First Nations) in BC are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants can submit one application per intake, including regional applications or participation as a partnering applicant in a regional application.


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

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted as Word, Excel or PDF files. Total file size for email attachments cannot exceed 20 MB. All applications should be submitted to Local Government Program Services, Union of BC Municipalities by e-mail: [email protected]

Application Period

Funding permitting, two application deadlines are scheduled for 2022/2023: September 30, 2022 and February 24, 2023. Applicants will be advised of the status of their application within 120 days of the application deadline.
Contact Name: Union of BC Municipalities
Contact Phone: 250-387-4470
Contact Email: [email protected]
Subject Area(s): Disaster Mitigation
Last Reviewed: July 27, 2022, 1:46 pm
Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2022
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