Program overview

Strengthening Emergency Preparedness to Keep People Safe

As announced in Budget 2024, the Government of Ontario has invested $5 million in communities across the province to help them prepare for and respond to emergencies. This investment is part of the $110 million the government earmarked over the next three years to strengthen emergency preparedness in Ontario.

The Community Emergency Preparedness Grant (CEPG) provides funding to help communities purchase emergency supplies, equipment and services, such as:

  • chain saws
  • generators
  • sandbag machines
  • training delivery and education
  • exercise planning and coordination

The grant funds supplies, equipment and services that range from $5,000 to $50,000.

Funded projects

Recipients for the 2023 cycle of the Community Emergency Preparedness Grant:



Eligible applicants must be located in Ontario and include:

  • non-government organizations (NGOs) with an emergency preparedness mandate
  • local services boards
  • First Nations communities, Indigenous organizations, including Tribal Councils, and other Indigenous service organizations that support emergency management programming in First Nations communities
  • municipalities with a population under 100,000 (Statistics Canada data from 2021)

Application process

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023 cycle.

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