Enhanced Security Initiative Program (ESIP)

Enhanced Security Initiative Program (ESIP)

Welcome to the Enhanced Security Initiative Program (ESIP) page where we support your efforts to improve the security of Port Alberni's commercial businesses or residential dwellings for eveyone's safety.

The ESIP is a matching grant opportunity brought to you by the City of Port Alberni's bylaw and community safety team. Your business or private dwelling may apply for any new safety or security project that you choose with a 50% reimbursement up to a maximum of $1000.00. Examples of security enhancements include video surveillance equipment, security systems, enhanced exterior building/parking lot/lane-way lighting, and deadbolts or door locks.

How do I apply for the program?

Start by reviewing the application package to determine your eligibility. If you are eligible to apply, complete the online form below, attach any required supporting documents and press submit.   

Applications close July 6th at 4:30 p.m.  

What are the key dates for the program?

The application process opens May 30, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. and closes July 6, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

The Review Committee will review applications and advise applicants of decisions by July 31, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Approved applicants will be notified via telephone or email.

Who reviews the applications?

A Review Committee has been established and consists of the Manager of Community Safety and the Manager of Port Alberni RCMP Community Policing. The Committee's primary responsibility is to review all applications, determine eligibility of enhancements, and make recommendations and decisions.

What types of security enhancements are eligible?

Examples include: video surveillance equipment, security systems, enhanced exterior building/parking lot/lane-way lighting, and deadbolts or door locks.

Who is eligible to apply?

All residential and commercial properties within City limits are eligible for this matching grant, provided the applicant is in "good standing" with the City and meets all application requirements. Both owners and renters can apply. For those looking to enhance security on their rental, you must submit a 'A letter of Approval from the Building/Property Owner' with the application.  

Please carefully review the full information package for eligibility requirements.


 

For more information, please contact
Gaylene Thorogood
Manager of Community Safety

4850 Argyle Street
Port Alberni BC V9Y 1V8

Telephone: 
250-720-2870
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