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Community Emergency Preparedness Fund - Emergency Support Services Equipment and Training

Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)


The Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) is a suite of funding programs intended to support First Nations and local governments to better prepare for disasters and reduce risks from natural hazards in a changing climate. Funding is provided by the Province of BC, and is administered by Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).
As of April 2023, the funding streams include:
• Disaster risk reduction-climate adaptation
• Emergency operations centres equipment and training
• Emergency support services equipment and training
• Extreme temperature risk mapping, assessment, and planning
• Indigenous cultural safety and cultural humility training
• Public notification and evacuation route planning
• Volunteer and composite fire departments equipment and training


All First Nations (bands and Treaty First Nations) and local governments (municipalities and regional districts) in BC are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants can submit one application per funding stream intake. This includes applying as a partnering applicant in a regional application.


The Emergency Support Services Equipment and Training funding stream can contribute a maximum of 100% of the cost of eligible activities to a maximum of $30,000.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted as Word, Excel, or PDF files. Total file size for email attachments cannot exceed 20 MB. All applications should be submitted to Local Government Program Services, Union of BC Municipalities by e-mail: [email protected].

Application Period

The application deadline is January 26, 2024. Applicants will be advised of the status of their application within 90 days of the application deadline.

Contact Name: UBCM
Contact Phone: 250-387-4470
Contact Email: [email protected]
Subject Area(s): Fire, Police, Emergency Preparedness
Last Reviewed: November 9, 2023, 4:52 pm
Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2024
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