Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund announced
May 22, 2018 By Ground Water Canada
Gatineau, Que. – A 10-year national program will invest $2 billion in projects that help communities better withstand natural hazards such as floods, wildfires, seismic events, and droughts, The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced following its official launch yesterday, in Calgary.
The Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund will support large-scale infrastructure projects with a minimum cost of $20 million. Such projects include diversion channels, wetland restorations, wildfire barriers, and setback levees.
These projects will safeguard public health and safety, protect people’s homes, make sure access to essential services is not interrupted, and help communities protect their residents’ quality of life, the ministry said in a news release.
Applicants wishing to be considered for funding under the program will have until July 31, 2018, to submit an expression of interest to Infrastructure Canada. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, provinces and territories; municipal and regional governments; Canadian public or not-for-profit post-secondary institutions that partner with a Canadian municipality; and band councils and First Nation, Inuit, or Métis governments.
For the full eligibility list and other program details, visit the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund website.
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