Joint Emergency Preparedness ProgramProvince of BC - Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
The Joint Emergency Preparedness Program (JEPP) supports initiatives such as emergency plans, training, equipment, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) emergency preparedness, and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) equipment and training.
Applicants must apply through the Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) for JEPP cost-share funding.
There is no set formula or ratio for the sharing of project costs. However, the federal contribution for applicants’ proposals generally will not exceed 50 per cent of the total project cost.
JEPP funds will not be paid out in advance; funds will only be provided upon satisfactory completion of a project and proof of payment, and be limited to pre-approved expenses only. If the JEPP cost-share funding exceeds $150,000, a project audit is required (costs incurred to conduct audits are not eligible for cost sharing under JEPP).
There is no change in the JEPP program objectives or deadlines for fiscal year 2011/12. Although Public Safety Canada has reduced their overall funding, Local Government Authorities and First Nations are still encouraged to submit applications for the October 31 deadline.