First Nations' Emergency Services Society (FNESS) together with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

On-Reserve Operational Fuel Treatment Program 


The FNESS - ISC On-Reserve Operational Fuel Treatment Program is managed by First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS). Grant administration is provided by FNESS with provision of funding by ISC. The initiative supports First Nations communities to mitigate risk from wildfire in the wildland urban interface.  The program has been expanded this year to include areas that were previously excluded from consideration.  The 2020 general requirement that fuel management projects of up to $75,000 with a 10% community contribution, be restricted to areas with High-to-Extreme Fire risk is in effect.  In addition, Fire Smart activity for projects of up to $50,000 with a 10% community contribution will be considered in areas of Moderate fire risk, including but not limited to community and CP lands (with land owner authorization).

FNESS is accepting applications supporting on-reserve operational forest fuel treatment/prescription/burn plan development. Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria. We will also fund basic fire smart activities around homes and assets:

The application deadline closed Friday March 13, 2020 by 4:00 pm

 For more information, please contact Kristy Henkes-Joe at

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