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Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Emergency Support Services

Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)


The intent of this funding stream is to support eligible applicants to build local capacity to provide emergency support services through ESS volunteer/responder recruitment, retention and training, and the purchase of ESS equipment. The focus of the ESS funding stream for the 2023 intake continues to be support of the modernization of local ESS programs in order to move toward digital registration and reporting through the Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA) Tool. Additionally, the intake will focus on promoting knowledge sharing, enhancing mutual aid, and for applicants to act as host communities


All local governments (municipalities and regional districts) and all First Nations (bands and Treaty First Nations) in BC are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants can submit one application per intake, including regional applications or participation as a partnering applicant in a regional application.


The Emergency Support Services funding stream can contribute a maximum of 100% of the cost of eligible activities to a maximum of $30,000.00.

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 27, 2023. Applicants will be advised of the status of their application within 90 days of the application deadline.
Contact Name: Union of BC Municipalities
Contact Phone: 250-387-4470
Contact Email: [email protected]
Subject Area(s): Fire, Police, Emergency Preparedness
Last Reviewed: July 27, 2022, 2:05 pm
Deadline: Friday, January 27, 2023
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