Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) Program

Chawathil First Nation

Community Resiliency Investment

Applications are not currently being accepted for this program.

The Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) program is 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 program was launched in 2018 and more than 120 First Nations and local governments have received funding. 

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

Approved applicants should refer to the program guide for reporting requirements.

2019 FireSmart Community Funding & Supports

Extensions to project end dates and final report deadlines are available for any approved project impacted by COVID-19.  Please contact (250) 356-2947 or to request an extension.

Approved applicants should refer to the program guide for reporting requirements.

Local FireSmart Representative Workshop Series

Due to COVID-19, the Local FireSmart Representative workshops scheduled for spring 2020 have been cancelled.  Visit FireSmart BC to learn more.

Additional Information & Resources

Wildfire Threat Assessment Materials

Shared Links 


Contact Information

For more information contact Local Government Program Services at or (250) 356-2947.

First Nations can contact the Forest Fuel Management Department in the FNESS Kamloops office at (250) 377-7600 or