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Ontario accepting applications for new Community Emergency Preparedness Grant

By Canadian Security Staff   


The Ontario government announced it is now accepting applications for a new Community Emergency Preparedness Grant designed to help communities fund equipment and training towards emergency preparation.

“We are making our province stronger and more resilient by helping communities prepare for emergencies,” said Caroline Mulroney, President of the Treasury Board, Minister responsible for Emergency Management Ontario and Minister of Francophone Affairs, in a government statement. “These prudent and targeted investments are another step this government is taking to ensure communities have the resources they need to keep people safe when the next flood, wildland fire or severe storm impacts our province.”

The Community Emergency Preparedness Grant is part of a $110 million fund the government has earmarked over the next three years to improve emergency preparedness in Ontario.

Eligible applicants most be located in Ontario and include:

  • Non-governmental organizations that have a mandate in emergency preparedness
  • Local services boards
  • First Nation communities; Indigenous organizations, including Tribal Councils; and other Indigenous service organizations that support emergency management programming in First Nation communities
  • Small and medium-sized municipalities (those with populations under 100,000 as per Statistics Canada data from 2021)

Applications close Nov. 30, 2023.

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