Public Safety Canada extends National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP)

Canadian federal government to share costs of flood mitigation projects with provinces and territories.

The objective of the NDMP is to address rising flood risks and costs, and build the foundation for informed mitigation investments that could reduce, or even negate, the effects of flood events.

To this end, projects under the following 4 funding streams will be considered for grants:

  • Risk Assessments
  • Flood Mapping
  • Mitigation Planning
  • Non-structural and Small Structural Mitigation Projects

Evidence must indicate that proposals are evidence-based. For example, applicants for flood mapping funding must indicate that their perceived need for flood mapping was informed by a risk assessment. Applicants for mitigation planning must demonstrate that their proposals reflect a need to prevent or mitigate identified and significant flood risks.

The current funding commitment was made during the July, 2020 Economic Update. NDMP is expected to be extended through to 2022. The program had been established in 2015 to reduce the impacts of natural disasters on Canadians.

For eligibility and application information, please refer to the official National Disaster Mitigation Program webpage: www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/mrgnc-mngmnt/dsstr-prvntn-mtgtn/ndmp/index-en.aspx.

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