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Stronger local-disaster response will keep people safer

CANADA, April 18 - Updated on April 18, 2024

The Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF)  is administered through the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and funds projects that support First Nations and local governments to better prepare for disasters and reduce risks from hazards in a changing climate.

First Nations and local governments throughout British Columbia will receive approximately $2.7 million from the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund as follows:

?akisqnuk First Nation – Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)
Approved amount: $30,000

Abbotsford – EOC Training
Approved amount: $21,602.75

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District – Regional: Building Capacity and Improving Resiliency in Emergency Operations
Regional partner: Port Alberni
Approved amount: $60,000

Boothroyd Indian Band – EOC
Approved amount: $30,000

Bowen Island – EOC Tabletop, Equipment and Electrical Upgrade
Approved amount: $30,000

Burnaby – EOC Software
Approved amount: $30,000

Burns Lake – EOC Tabletop Exercise
Approved amount: $24,931

Cariboo Regional District – EOC Equipment and Training 2024
Approved amount: $13,875.90

Central Coast Regional District – In-Person and Virtual EOC Training and Equipment
Approved amount: $30,000

Chase – EOC Generator Purchase
Approved amount: $15,000

Chawathil First Nation – Acquisition of EOC Trailer and Trailer Orientation Training Day
Approved amount: $28,198.50

Chetwynd – EOC Exercise Development and Training
Approved amount: $29,947

Cowichan Tribes – EOC Equipment and Storage
Approved amount: $30,000

Daylu Dena Council – EOC Training
Approved amount: $30,000

Ditidaht First Nation – EOC Setup and Signage
Approved amount: $30,000

Fort Nelson First Nation – EOC Emergency Generator
Approved amount: $30,000

Fort St. John – Development of New Primary EOC Location
Approved amount: $30,000

Fraser-Fort George Regional District – Mobile EOC Power, Communications, EOC Staff Emergency Sustenance, Training and Exercising Improvements
Approved amount: $30,000

Gibsons – EOC
Approved amount: $30,000

Golden – Radios and 72-Hour Kits
Approved amount: $28,623.26

Granisle – EOC Building Upgrade and Mock Exercise Training
Approved amount: $30,000

Harrison Hot Springs – EOC Capacity
Approved amount: $18,524

Heiltsuk First Nation – 2024 EOC Project
Approved amount: $30,000

Highlands – East Fire Hall EOC Back Up Generator – Connections and Commissioning
Approved amount: $15,000

Hope – EOC Communication and Operations Equipment
Approved amount: $30,000

Houston – 2024 EOC Training and Equipment
Approved amount: $30,000

Iskut First Nation – Mobile EOC
Approved amount: $30,000

Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations – EOC Operational Resiliency
Approved amount: $30,000

Kent – Equipment and Training
Approved amount: $30,000

Kitasoo Xai’xais Nation – EOC Capacity Enhancement
Approved amount: $30,000

Kitsumkalum Band – EOC Update
Approved amount: $30,000

Kwikwetlem First Nation – Building Emergency Response Capacity
Approved amount: $30,000

Lhtako Dene Nation – Amateur Radio Repeater for EOC Centre. Very High Frequency Repeater and High Frequency Portable Communications
Approved amount: $30,000

Lytton – EOC Training
Approved amount: $28,901.72

Mackenzie – 2024 EOC Grant Application
Approved amount: $30,000

McBride – 2024 EOC Training and Equipment
Approved amount: $24,317.28

Metchosin – EOC Operations & Updates
Approved amount: $30,000

Mission – Regional: EOC Training and Exercise – Collaboration and Mutual Response
Regional partner: Leq’a:mel First Nation
Approved amount: $57,117

Nak’azdli Whut’en – Regional: Nak’azdli Whut’en and the District of Fort St. James Joint EOC 
Regional partner: Fort St. James 
Approved amount: $60,000

Nanaimo Regional District – 2024 EOC Training Project
Approved amount: $29,994.51

North Coast Regional District – Backup Generators for Haida Gwaii
Approved amount: $30,000

Okanagan Indian Band – Mobile EOC
Approved amount: $30,000

Old Masset Village Council – Regional: Joint Emergency Management Training/Exercise Project
Regional partner: Masset
Approved amount: $52,116.36

Parksville – Regional: 2024 EOC Training and Supplies
Regional partner: Qualicum Beach
Approved amount: $59,956.14

Penticton – 2024 EOC Equipment and Training
Approved amount: $29,050

Pitt Meadows – EOC Training and Table Top Exercise, and EOC Supplies
Approved amount: $28,624.57

Port Coquitlam – Enhancements to EOC facilities
Approved amount: $27,850

Port Moody – Multi-Jurisdictional Extreme Temperature Preparedness
Approved amount: $29,932.66

Powell River – Regional: qathet Region Department Operations Centre
Regional partner: Tla’amin Nation 
Approved amount: $60,000

Prince George – EOC Training/Exercises and Equipment Modernization
Approved amount: $22,500

qathet Regional District – Regional EOC Tabletop Workshops Series
Approved amount: $30,000

Quesnel – EOC Training
Approved amount: $14,000

Revelstoke – EOC Exercise Training
Approved amount: $17,000

Saanich – EOC – Training and Exercising
Approved amount: $30,000

Saulteau First Nations – EOC Equipment and Training
Approved amount: $16,900

Seabird Island Band – 2024 Training and Equipment
Approved amount: $29,920.00

Sékw’els’as First Nation – EOC Capacity Building
Approved amount: $28,750

Sidney – EOC Equipment and Training
Approved amount: $30,000

Siska Band – Regional: Nlaka’pamux Nation EOC Capacity Building
Regional partners: Nicomen Indian Band, Skuppah Indian Band
Approved amount: $80,000

Skeetechestn Indian Band – EOC
Approved amount: $26,600

Snuneymuxw First Nation – Emergency Operations Project
Approved amount: $30,000

Sooke – EOC Enhanced Readiness
Approved amount: $29,994

Squamish – EOC Capacity Building Project
Approved amount: $29,693.99

Strathcona Regional District – Regional: North Island EOC
Regional partners: Campbell River, Ehattesaht First Nation, Gold River, Klahoose First Nation, Mount Waddington Regional District, Mowachat/Muchalaht First Nations, Nuchatlaht First Nation
Approved amount: $359,910

Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation – Mobile EOC
Approved amount: $30,000

Sunshine Coast Regional District – EOC Equipment and Training Improvements
Approved amount: $28,095

Taku River Tlingit First Nation – EOC Training and Equipment Project
Approved amount: $30,000

Taylor – EOC Training, Supplies and Full Exercise Project
Approved amount: $6,500

Terrace – Next Generation Integrated Communications Enhancement Project for the EOC
Approved amount: $30,000

Thompson-Nicola Regional District – EOC Improvements
Approved amount: $30,000

Tofino – EOC Enhancement, Equipment and Training
Approved amount: $30,000

Tsleil-Waututh Nation - EOC Equipment and Training
Approved amount: $29,816.83

Ucluelet – Tsunami Warning System Revitalization Project
Approved amount: $29,943

Vanderhoof – EOC Training and Equipment Project
Approved amount: $30,000

Victoria – EOC Communications and Workstation Upgrade
Approved amount: $28,320.08

Wells – EOC Equipment and Training
Approved amount: $30,000

Whistler – EOC Room Technological Upgrades and Trainings
Approved amount: $14,459.08

Williams Lake First Nation – EOC Equipment
Approved amount: $29,352.87

Witset First Nation – EOC Equipment Updates
Approved amount: $13,596.28

Xaxl’ip First Nation – EOC Starter Kit
Approved amount: $30,000