Emergency Management Non-Structural Mitigation and Preparedness program
Call for proposals is now open
The 2022 to 2023 period to submit proposals is currently open until March 31, 2023 or until funds are exhausted.
The 2023 to 2024 period to submit proposals is now open. Proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until funding is exhausted.
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About the program
The Emergency Management Assistance Program (EMAP) provides funding to First Nations communities so they can build resiliency, prepare for natural hazards and respond using the 4 pillars of emergency management:
EMAP supports non-structural mitigation and preparedness initiatives through the Non-Structural Mitigation and Preparedness funding stream. This stream is proposal-based and funds non-structural projects undertaken by First Nations communities on reserve to prepare for and mitigate emergencies caused by natural disasters, such as:
- severe weather
The goal of the Non-Structural Mitigation and Preparedness funding stream is to assist First Nations communities on reserve to increase their preparedness and mitigation capacity through initiatives such as:
- all-hazard risk assessments and mitigation plans
- rapid damage assessments
- development and updating of emergency management and evacuation plans
- drills and table top exercises for emergency and evacuation plans
- emergency management training
- emergency operations center training
- search and rescue training
- mental health training
- emergency support service training
- 911 mapping
- flood mapping
- natural hazard specific studies
- research or studies pertaining to non-structural mitigation and preparedness
- early tsunami warning systems
- community alert systems
- community and youth engagement
- emergency management forums or workshops
Funding for risk assessments is also available through the First Nations Adapt Program. Consult your ISC regional office emergency management contact for guidance on which program best suits your needs.
The Emergency Management Assistance Program (EMAP) allows for the purchase of low-value equipment for emergency preparedness and mitigation projects through the program's proposal-based funding streams:
- Non-Structural Mitigation and Preparedness
Examples of low-value equipment include:
- EOC kits
- ESS kits
- sump pumps
- small generators
To learn more, consult the Low-value equipment purchases under EMAP page.
Who can apply
- First Nations communities
- Tribal councils
- Indigenous organizations
To be eligible for funding, the proposed project must directly support First Nations located on:
- a reserve, as defined in s.2(1) of the Indian Act, R.S.C (Revised Statues of Canada 1985, c. (chapter) 1-5
- lands set aside in Yukon as per Cabinet Directive (Circular No. 27) entitled Procedure for Reserving Land in the Yukon and Northwest Territories (1955)
- lands formerly defined as a reserve of lands set aside which now form part of modern treaty settlement lands
Project proposals for the fiscal years 2022 to 2023 will be considered on an ongoing basis until the funds are exhausted or until March 31, 2023.
How to apply
- Complete the Emergency Management Non-Structural Mitigation and Preparedness Program project funding application.
For 2022 to 2023:
- PDF fillable/saveable, (244 KB, 2 pages)
- PDF print only, (214 KB, 2 pages)
- PDF instructions, (114 KB, 3 pages)
For the 2023 to 2024 application form:
- Enter 6978382 in the Filter items box on the Proposals, applications, work plans web page
- Submit the form to your ISC regional office emergency management contact.