Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) Program

Chawathil First Nation

Community Resiliency Investment

Applications are currently being accepted for this program

The Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) program is a new provincial program intended to reduce the risk and impact of wildfire to communities in BC through community funding, supports and priority fuel management activities on provincial Crown land.

The Union of BC Municipalities, First Nations’ Emergency Services Society and the Forest Enhancement Society of BC are working with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development, represented by the BC Wildfire Service, to administer the FireSmart Community Funding & Supports portion of the program for local government and First Nation applicants.

2020 FireSmart Community Funding & Supports

The 2020 program is structured to fund FireSmart activities in all eligible communities throughout BC.  Funding is scaled to offer eligible applicants with lower risk of wildfire to apply for up to $25,000 and applicants with a demonstrated higher risk of wildfire to apply for up to $150,000 per year.

In addition, applications that include fuel management on Provincial Crown land, primarily within administrative boundaries and including contiguous, logical treatment units that extend onto the Crown land base, may exceed the funding maximum for fuel management activities only.

The application deadline was October 18, 2019

N.B. The new community wildfire resiliency planning framework is expected to be implemented by spring 2020 and will replace the current CWPP process, however existing and current CWPPs will still be considered valid.

Community Resiliency Investment Program
CRI Frequently Asked Questions

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