The B.C. government has allocated just over One Million Dollars in Community Resiliency Investment program grants to 11 local governments and First Nations communities in the Kamloops Fire Centre to help support wildfire risk reduction projects.
These grants are part of a second round of 44 grants distributed provincewide from the program's first application intake.
Regional District of North Okanagan will receive $100,000 to assist with education and fuel and vegetation management. The City of Vernon's grant is $58,200 to assist with fuel and vegetation management.
The Union of B.C. Municipalities administers this program and processes grant applications. Eligible applicants facing a lower wildfire risk can apply for up to $25,000, while applicants facing a demonstrated higher wildfire risk can now apply for up to $150,000.
The application deadline for the next intake is October 18th.