How to Apply to FESBC

Please review the eligibility criteria in the FESBC Application Guide to determine if your project is eligible for funding from FESBC.

If your project is eligible, enter your application in the FESBC Information Management System (FESIMS) portal, HERE. The Application Intake Portal will be open November 6th, 2017 until November 24th, 2017. *All applications must be made online through the portal.*

A printable FESIMS User Guide, providing an overview of the online portal system and guiding applicants through the process, is available HERE. It is recommended that you fill it out prior to accessing the online system to streamline your application data entry.

Projects for Fuel Management Treatments Located in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)

FESBC and the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) have entered into an agreement where proposed projects primarily focused on preventing and mitigating the impacts of wildfires located in the WUI are submitted to UBCM’s Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative (SWPI) Application process. The next application intake deadline for SWPI is February 23, 2018.

Full SWPI program information is available on the UBCM website here or contact SWPI program staff at or at 250-356-2947.


Projects for Improving Habitat for Wildlife

FESBC and the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) have entered into a funding agreement where proposed projects primarily focused on improving wildlife habitat are submitted to HCTF’s Restoration and Enhancement Grants application process. These projects must be submitted using HCTF’s online application system by their November 2nd, 2017 deadline. Projects must meet HCTF criteria and priorities, and will be considered as part of HCTF’s regular intake cycle, in competition with other Restoration and Enhancement proposals.

Detailed information can be found on HCTF’s website here, and questions directed to Kathryn Martell at:


If Your Project Meets Multiple Purposes

If you’re uncertain where to apply and would like to discuss your proposal, please contact the FESBC via email: or phone: 1-877-225-2010 to be directed to the appropriate regional Operations Manager.

Please note that you may not apply to more than one program for the same project.