National Disaster Mitigation Program Funding
In 2015, the Federal government established the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP), a five year, $200 million cost shared program to reduce the impacts of natural disasters on Canadians.
The NDMP is focused on flooding, and includes funding for:
- Stream 1 - Risk assessments
- Stream 2 - Flood mapping
- Stream 3 - Mitigation planning
- Stream 4a - Small scale structural works ( less than $3 Million)
- Stream 4b - Non-structural mitigation works
The NDMP is merit based. The provinces and territories are required to apply and compete with each other for funding. To facilitate and prioritize proposals from our province, the British Columbia Disaster Mitigation Program (BCDMP) was initiated.
Submitting Proposals to the National Disaster Mitigation Program
Eligible entities interested in submitting project proposals should:
- Review the program components of the NDMP and the program guidelines to determine if the project is eligible. Note: To apply for stream(s) 2 - 4, eligibility for the previous stream must be met
- Read the NDMP program guidelines as they provide insight into the information/documentation required for project proposals in each project stream
- Complete the NDMP Project Proposal form and the Risk Assessment Information Template (PDF) if applicable (Streams 2, 3 and 4)
- Refer to the NDMP Application Form Instructions for guidance on what to include in each section of the application form
- Submit the proposal and supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Stream 2 Applicants must follow APEGBC’s Flood Mapping in BC professional practice guidelines (PDF) and proposals for LiDAR must follow the specifications for LiDAR for the Province of British Columbia (PDF).
Application Intake 4 Closed
Intake 4 projects approved by PSC will most likely be announced during the spring of 2018. Intake 5 is anticipated in 2018. Contact the EMBC Disaster Mitigation Program with any program questions or to be added to the email distribution list for future intake announcements.
The Community Emergency Preparedness Fund, administered by the Union of BC Municipalities, also includes funding streams for flood preparedness and mitigation. A complete list of grants available to local governments can be obtained from CivicInfo BC.