The City of Prince George might be seeing funds to help out with wildfire prevention for 2019.

At the regular meeting this week, the City approved a request to apply for close to $300,000 from the UBCM Community Resiliency Investment Program – 2019 FireSmart Communities Funding & Supports.

The City, in partnership with Regional District of Fraser Fort George and the University of Northern British Columbia, would use the funds to engage in community education and detailed planning for wildfire mitigation and to initiate wildfire fuel management activities.

The total cost for this project is estimated at $292,000.

If the City’s portion of this project is not fully funded by the grant, the balance of costs will be funded from an internal reserve whose dedicated use of funds is for urban forestry management.