Community Resiliency Investment Program – Columbia Basin Wildfire Resiliency Initiative

Does your organization or community have a project idea that will build your community’s resilience to wildfire? The Community Resiliency Investment Program – Columbia Basin Wildfire Resiliency Initiative supports Basin communities to build capacity and strengthens wildfire resilience and wildfire risk reduction as it relates to the seven FireSmart™ disciplines.

The initiative is a partnership between the Province of BC and Columbia Basin Trust, developed with the BC Wildfire Service. The Trust is administering this program on behalf of the partners.

To be eligible for funding, projects must align with at least one of the broad categories described below:

  • activities related to the seven FireSmart disciplines working towards wildfire resiliency, including the establishment of Community FireSmart and Resiliency Committees under the FireSmart umbrella
  • fuel management demonstration and innovation projects on provincial Crown land and adjacent local government-owned land and/or First Nations land
  • planning for the application of cultural and prescribed fire on local government-owned land and/or First Nations land
  • capacity-building activities at the local level so that communities may become more empowered to manage wildfire interface risks and implement community-led solutions

Applicants must be located in Columbia Basin Trust’s region.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Registered non-profits from communities with identified wildfire risk reduction need
  • Legally incorporated society-run fire departments and brigades
  • First Nations
  • Post-secondary institutions
  • Local governments (municipalities or regional districts)

This program is closed.

This program is closed,

These projects may not reflect our current funding priorities. If your organization is based outside the Basin, we will consider your project if it involves a significant partnership with a Basin community or organization.