Disaster Mitigation Funding Programs

This list will be updated as new information becomes available.​

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

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 Structural Flood Mitigation projects is October 25, 2019, and the next deadline for Flood Risk Assessment, Flood Mapping, and Flood Mitigation projects is set to close on January 24, 2020.

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

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

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 adaptation@aandc-aadnc.gc.ca

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

The latest intake has closed, but future intakes will be facilitated by UBCM

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

The latest Intake has closed, but future intakes will be facilitated by FLNRO.

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. Final decisions are anticipated in late 2019.

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