As part of its ongoing commitment to reduce wildfire threats, the B.C. government is providing over $265,000 in Community Resiliency Investment grants to support projects on northern Vancouver Island.
“The Community Resiliency Investment funding will help Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities increase their resiliency to wildfire threats,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “The program is designed to support projects at the local level to help keep British Columbians safe.”
This funding is part of over $6 million in Community Resiliency Investment grants that have been provided so far to 85 municipalities, regional districts and First Nations throughout the province, following the program’s first application intake.
The Community Resiliency Investment program was established in September 2018 with $50 million to assist local governments and First Nations lower wildfire risks around their communities. As part of Budget 2019, the B.C. government has provided an additional $10 million.