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What to know about CEPF Recipients

The 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 $3.3 million in provincial Community Emergency Preparedness Funds as follows:

100 Mile House – Network of Emergency Support Services Teams (NESST) Training
Approved amount: $14,574.80

Abbotsford – ESS Professional Development and Modernization
Approved amount: $14,769

Adams Lake Indian Band – ESS Evac. Trailer – Supplies Part 2
Approved amount: $30,000

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District – Regional: Building Capacity and Strengthening Resilience in Emergency Support Services
Regional partners: Port Alberni
Approved amount: $60,000

Anspayaxw Band (Kispiox) – Emergency services
Approved amount: $30,000

Bowen Island – 2024 ESS training and laptop project
Approved amount: $30,000

Bulkley-Nechako Regional District – Regional: Group lodging, remote support and NESST
Regional Partners: Granisle and Houston
Approved amount: $89,984

Burnaby – Burnaby Mountain ESS – equipment and training
Approved amount: $29,951.97

Capital Regional District – Virtual evacuee registration and assistance (ERA) team – equipment and supplies
Approved amount: $30,000

Castlegar – ESS 2024 project (Polaris)
Approved amount: $18,564.50

Central Coast Regional District – ESS supplies and training
Approved amount: $30,000

Chawathil First Nation – Emergency services training, technology and equipment
Approved amount: $29,034.25

Columbia Shuswap Regional District – 2024 NESST conference attendance, training project and vest purchase
Approved amount: $24,215

Colwood – ESS supplies, equipment and training
Approved amount: $30,000

Coquitlam – ESS equipment and training project
Approved amount: $30,000

Cowichan Tribes – Strengthening Cowichan Tribes’ ESS program
Approved amount: $30,000

Ditidaht First Nation – ESS Evacuation trailer – supplies part 2
Approved amount: $29,928.42

Dzawada’enuxw First Nation – ESS program capacity development
Approved amount: $30,000

Elkford – ESS enhancements
Approved amount: $29,888.75

Esquimalt – ESS regional training workshops
Approved amount: $17,300

Fort St. John – ERA IT set-up requirements and development of primary ESS location
Approved amount: $30,000

Fraser Valley Regional District – ESS grant 2024 endorsement request
Approved amount: $30,000

Fraser-Fort George Regional District – 2024 ESS ERA integration
Approved amount: $30,000

Harrison Hot Springs – ESS
Approved amount: $9,471.59

Heiltsuk First Nation – Reinvigorating emergency needs – communications, supply and equipment
Approved amount: $30,000

Hope – ESS team
Approved amount: $30,000

Hudson’s Hope – Emergency-support services training
Approved amount: $3,683.62

Iskut First Nation – Mobile emergency-support services trailer
Approved amount: $30,000

Kamloops – 2024 ESS training, supplies and equipment
Approved amount: $30,000

Kent – 2024 ESS upgrades
Approved amount: $25,655.50

Kitimat – ESS reception and group-lodging supports
Approved amount: $14,426.37

Kitimat-Stikine Regional District – Skeena valley technology upgrade and team advancement
Approved amount: $28,317.02

Kitsumkalum Band – Emergency-response volunteers
Approved amount: $30,000

Kwakiutl Band Council – ESS evacuation support trailer/modernization
Approved amount: $30,000

Kwikwetlem First Nation – Building emergency-response capacity for members and responders
Approved amount: $30,000

Lake Babine Nation – Emergency-support services development project
Approved amount: $29,855.82

Langford – ESS truck and trailer modifications
Approved amount: $26,850

Leq’a:mel First Nation – Emergency-support services equipment/staff
Approved amount: $24,328.11

Lytton – ESS Evacuation trailer – supplies part 2
Approved amount: $29,978.64

Lytton First Nation – ESS equipment acquisition
Approved amount: $29,937.99

Mackenzie – Emergency-support services 2024
Approved amount: $29,489.51

Merritt – ESS capacity-building project 2024
Approved amount: $30,000

Metchosin – Emergency-support services set-up and supply inventory
Approved amount: $30,000

Mission – ESS team training and grant recognition and ESS trailer supply restock
Approved amount: $11,382.55

Nak’azdli Whut’en – Regional: Nak’azdli Whut’en and the District of Fort St. James ESS
Regional partners: Fort St. James
Approved amount: $59,333.81

New Hazelton – 2024 ESS
Approved amount: $8,060.72

North Okanagan Regional District – ESS equipment and training grant
Approved amount: $23,800

District of North Vancouver – Regional: Modernizing ESS on the North Shore under Emergency and Disaster Management Act
Regional partners: North Vancouver City, Squamish Nation and West Vancouver
Approved amount: $120,000

Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District – Regional: ESS preparedness and capacity
Regional Partners: Keremeos, Osoyoos, Princeton, Summerland
Approved amount: $150,000

Oliver – Continued capacity building
Approved amount: $30,000

Penticton – ESS 2024
Approved amount: $27,000

Pitt Meadows – ESS team development
Approved amount: $19,579.87

Port Coquitlam – ESS supplies and training enhancement
Approved amount: $26,625

Port Moody – Training and exercise
Approved amount: $15,000

Prince George – NESST 11th annual conference and Phase 5 resources to support ESS modernization
Approved amount: $30,000

Prince Rupert – ESS capacity and resourcing support
Approved amount: $4,792

Qualicum Beach – Regional: ESS modernization and augmenting emergency-management oceanside group lodging
Regional partners: Parksville
Approved amount: $60,000

Quesnel – Network of Emergency Support Services Conference
Approved amount: $5,589

Saanich – ESS modernization project 2024
Approved amount: $30,000

Saulteau First Nations – ESS and equipment
Approved amount: $28,650

Seabird Island Band – ESS equipment
Approved amount: $28,963.34

Sékw’elw’as First Nation – Emergency-services equipment and modernization
Approved amount: $29,925

Shxw’ōwhámel First Nation – Resilient Response initiative
Approved amount: $18,309.88

Sidney – Peninsula Emergency-measures organization ESS
Approved amount: $29,689.17

Simpcw First Nation – ESS food-prep trailer and portable lighting and power
Approved amount: $30,000

Smithers – Regional: Bulkley ESS mobile operations upgrade
Regional partners: Telkwa
Approved amount: $60,000

Snaw-Naw-As First Nation – ESS program development
Approved amount: $29,934.27

Snuneymuxw First Nation – Emergency-support services project
Approved amount: $30,000

Sooke – ESS ERA modernization
Approved amount: $20,750

Soowahlie First Nation – ESS program capacity development
Approved amount: $30,000

Splatsin First Nation – ESS reconstruction
Approved amount: $3,875

Spuzzum First Nation – Capacity development for evacuation & hosting
Approved amount: $30,000

Squamish – Mobile ESS delivery project
Approved amount: $29,624.84

Sqwá First Nation – ESS supplies and community engagement
Approved amount: $30,000

Stewart – Mobile emergency generator
Approved amount: $30,000

Strathcona Regional District – Regional: North Vancouver Island – Providing quality mass care through regional collaboration
Regional partners: Campbell River, Ehattesaht First Nation, Gold River, Homalco First Nation, Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations, Mount Waddington Regional District, Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations, Nuchatlaht First Nation, Port Alice, Port McNeill, Sayward, Tahsis and Zeballos
Approved amount: $420,000

Stz’uminus First Nation – Emergency trailer #2
Approved amount: $18,472.46

Sunshine Coast Regional District – Sunshine Coast Emergency Program ESS program improvement
Approved amount: $30,000

Surrey – ESS equipment and training
Approved amount: $25,000

T’it’q’et First Nation – Emergency-support services volunteer recognition and modernization supply project
Approved amount: $30,000

Taku River Tlingit First Nation – ESS program development
Approved amount: $30,000

Taylor – Emergency-support services volunteer recruitment and retention
Approved amount: $6,558

Tsal’alh – Emergency-support services development project
Approved amount: $29,917.40

Tseshaht First Nation – ESS equipment and training
Approved amount: $29,985.10

Tsleil-Waututh Nation – ESS program supplies and training
Approved amount: $15,561.25

Valemount – ESS training, supplies and capacity building
Approved amount: $10,195

Vanderhoof – ESS equipment, training and recognition project
Approved amount: $30,000

Vernon – Emergency-support services preparedness
Approved amount: $30,000

Victoria – ESS modernization
Approved amount: $29,874.29

View Royal – ESS supplies, equipment and training
Approved amount: $30,000

We Wai Kai Nation – ESS Evacuation trailer – supplies part 2
Approved amount: $30,000

Whistler – ESS technology tools & group-lodging supplies
Approved amount: $24,940

Williams Lake – 2024 emergency-support service training – capacity building
Approved amount: $9,117

Williams Lake First Nation – Emergency-support services equipment grant
Approved amount: $29,541.31

Xaxli'p First Nation – ESS start up
Approved amount: $30,000

Xwisten – Emergency-support service development
Approved amount: $29,913.92

Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government – Emergency-support services development project
Approved amount: $30,000