How your project is evaluated

   1. Investments are cost-effective and evidence-based.

  • Success of this type of project can be demonstrated by providing examples or evidence.
  • A positive return-on-investment can be shown.

   2. Projects to include regional implications.

  • Impacts on neighbouring municipalities have been considered, if applicable, and evidence of collaboration is shown.

   3. Projects focus on the management of risk.

  • Selected project mitigates a risk identified in the municipal emergency plan.
  • Funding to be used to better understand hazards, risks and vulnerabilities in the municipality.

   4. Partnerships are developed.

  • Municipalities partner on investments in mitigation equipment, where possible, that will benefit both municipalities and make more efficient use of funding.
  • Funding is pooled to partner on projects that will mitigate common risks in a regional area.

   5. A sustainable approach is undertaken.

  • Projects consider impacts on the natural environment.
  • Projects may consider nature-based solutions to reduce disaster risk.
  • Projects will provide lasting risk reduction benefits.

   6. Projects lead to resilient municipalities.

  • Community leaders adopt a long-term, holistic, and community-reflective perspective when selecting projects.
  • Community leaders take proactive steps to help reduce future risks when selecting projects.

Proposals must demonstrate that the proposed project meets one or more of these principles.