Disaster Mitigation Funding Programs

This list is a work in progress and will be updated as new information becomes available.​ The programs are listed in alphabetical order.

Intakes are facilitated by FLNRO. See the web page and Program Guide for more information.

For more information, email  ruraldividend@gov.bc.ca or
call (250) 356-7950

Ensuring the unique needs of British Columbia’s small, rural and remote communities with populations under 25,000 are met, this fund is intended to support a wide range of infrastructure priorities including improved resilience to natural disasters. The Province is partnering with the federal government to invest up to $95 million toward an initial intake which is now closed.

For more information, please contact the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Infrastructure & Finance Branch at
(250) 387-4060 or infra@gov.bc.ca

Managed by the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), with $69.5 million funded by the Province of British Columbia, this suite of funding programs is intended to enhance the resiliency of local governments, First Nations, and communities in responding to emergencies. The next intake for Flood Risk Assessment, Flood Mapping, and Flood Mitigation projects is set to close on January 24, 2020. The intake for Structural Flood Mitigation projects closed October 25, 2019. Applications are currently being reviewed.

Approved CEPF projects (PDF 372 KB) as of May 23, 2019

For more information, email Rebecca Bishop with UBCM at rbishop@ubcm.ca

The Government of Canada launched the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF), a national merit-based program that will invest $2 billion to support large-scale infrastructure projects to help communities better manage the risks of disasters triggered by natural hazards. DMAF funding will be allocated through intakes until the funding envelope has been exhausted. Timing for future intakes is yet to be determined.

For more information, email the Infrastructure Canada team at

In 2016, the Federal government announced $24.70 million would be available over 5 years to identify and address climate change related impacts on infrastructure in First Nation communities on reserve. There is no deadline to apply for this program; applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

For more information, email the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada team at aadnc.adaptation.aandc@canada.ca

Intakes are facilitated by UBCM. Please see website for further information.

For more information, email gastax@ubcm.ca or call (250) 356-5134

A five-year, $75 million program, the MCIP helps Canadian municipalities prepare for, and adapt to, climate change, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Funded by the Government of Canada, this program is available to all municipalities and their partners.

For more information, email the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) program team at programs@fcm.ca

In 2015, the Federal government established the NDMP, a five year, $200 million cost shared program to reduce the impacts of flooding on Canadians. Managed by the Disaster Mitigation Team at EMBC, the final intake for applications closed as of August 31, 2018.

For more information, email the EMBC Disaster Mitigation Team at embcdisastermitigation@gov.bc.ca