Federal Issues--March-April 2015

National Disaster Mitigation Program - Proposals due June 30 for 2015/16 funding.  The federal government announced April 20 it is now accepting proposals for projects aimed at address rising flood risks and costs, and building the foundation for informed mitigation investments that could reduce, or even negate, the effects of flood events in the future.  Budget 2014 earmarked $200 million over five years, Canada wide.  Eligible categories are risk assessments; flood mapping; mitigation planning; and non-structural or small scale structural mitigation projects.  More information can be found by clicking here.

FCM:  Nominations for Board members, Deadline May 19--Those interested in becoming an FCM Board member for 2015/16 are invited to submit their nomination forms by May 19.   There are two Nova Scotia positions to be elected.  The nomination form includes Council approval to cover expenses.   Board members are expected to attend three board meetings (September 9-12 in Fredericton; November 17-20 in Ottawa; March 1-4 In Sherbrooke, Quebec) and the annual conference June 3-6 in Winnipeg.  For information, click here.