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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Community Emergency Preparedness Fund

Union of British Columbia Municipalities
The Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) is a suite of funding programs intended to enhance the resiliency of local governments and their residents in responding to emergencies. Funding is provided by the Province of BC and is administered by UBCM.

CEPF was announced as part of an $80 million announcement from the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure. 

NEW: Please note, we are currently only accepting applications for the first two funding streams under CEPF.  All applications to CEPF must be submitted by email or mail using the application forms that will be provided below. CEPF will not be using the online PIMS application process at this time, or for this intake - we apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

Flood Risk Assessment, Flood Mapping & Flood Mitigation Planning
The intent of this funding stream is to support eligible applicants to ensure they have accurate knowledge of the flood hazards they face and to develop effective strategies to mitigate and prepare for those risks. 
Emergency Social Services 
The intent of this funding stream is to support eligible applicants to build local capacity to provide emergency social services through training, volunteer recruitment and retention, and the purchase of equipment.  
 
Emergency Operations Centres & Training 
The intent of this funding stream is to support the purchase of equipment and supplies required to maintain or improve Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) and to enhance EOC capacity through training and exercises.  

The application deadline is February 2, 2018
  • 2018 EOC Program & Application Guide [PDF - 60 KB]
  • Application Form  [DOCX - 50 KB] This document must be filled out electronically, but the last page must have a valid electronic signature OR be printed and signed. 

Structural Flood Mitigation
The intent of this funding stream is to support eligible applicants to prevent, eliminate or reduce the impacts of hazards through construction of structural flood mitigation projects. Ongoing operational costs are not eligible.

The application deadline is April 13, 2018.
  • 2018 Structural Flood Program & Application Guide [PDF - 73 KB]
  • Application Form [DOCX - 52 KB]  This document must be filled out electronically, but the last page must have a valid electronic signature OR be printed and signed. 
  • Please note the Province of BC has revised the Provincial Flood Hazard Area Land Use Management Guidelines and the following document will take effect on January 1, 2018:

Evacuation Route Planning
As of December 2017, this funding stream remains under development.
FAQ's - Answers to some commonly asked questions are available by downloading the CEPF FAQ [PDF - 41 KB]
Contact Name: Rebecca Bishop
Contact Phone: 250-387-4470
Contact Email: rbishop@ubcm.ca
Subject Area(s): Fire, Police, Emergency Preparedness
Last Reviewed: January 9, 2018, 12:23 pm
Deadline: No Official Deadline
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