B - Readily funds technology as part of an award
Indigenous Services Canada
Indigenous Services Canada's Emergency Management Assistance Program (EMAP) helps communities on reserve access emergency assistance services while being culturally sensitive, responsive to the unique strengths and customs of First Nations communities. The program also provides funding to provinces, territories and non-government organizations to support on-reserve emergency management. EMAP provides funding to First Nations communities so they can build resiliency, prepare for natural hazards and respond to them using the 4 pillars of emergency management:
History of Funding
Since 2005, reimbursements from EMAP to First Nations communities have steadily increased, in some years by more than 5 times the 2005 to 2006 amount. From 2018 to 2019, $9.6 million was invested towards First Nations emergency management projects
Project funding is available for First Nations-led emergency management preparedness and non-structural mitigation and FireSmart initiatives, such as: training opportunities, emergency management plan development and testing, tsunami preparedness, all hazard risk assessments, fire prevention and preparedness capacity building.
The program partners with First Nations communities, tribal councils and organizations, provinces and territories, third party providers. Structural mitigation infrastructure projects are funded by the Capital Facilities Maintenance Program and the First Nations Infrastructure Fund.
First Nation communities located on a reserve, lands set aside in Yukon and Northwest Territories and lands formerly defined as a reserve or lands set aside which now form part of modern treaty settlement lands are eligible.
To receive funding under the EMAP, the emergency event must have impacted, or 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., 1985, c. I-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 or lands set aside which now form part of modern treaty settlement lands
There is no deadline to apply for disaster recovery, evacuation costs and emergency planning.
Deadlines apply for funding under the Emergency preparedness and non-structural mitigation and FireSmart programs.
Funding is available for training opportunities, emergency management plan development and testing, tsunami preparedness, all hazard risk assessments, and fire prevention and preparedness capacity building.
Recent FUNDED Articles
Funding to Enhance Response, Investigation, and Prosecution of Domestic Violence - Sponsored by Panasonic
Justice Assistance Grants: Re-thinking the Program You Know So Well - Sponsored by Panasonic
Making the Most of the 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grants – Sponsored by Panasonic