Funding for local priorities in Kootenay East
Communities in the riding of Kootenay East have received $1,296,364 as part of almost $75.2 million being invested into communities across B.C. to meet local needs including more policing, new equipment, increased community safety initiatives, infrastructure and service delivery priorities, Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett announced late last week.
– Cranbrook has received traffic fine revenue of $171,631 and a Small Community grant of $119,360.
– Fernie has received a Small Community grant of $322,328.
– Elkford has received a Small Community grant of $263,100.
– Sparwood has received a Small Community grant of $303,730.
– The Regional District of East Kootenay has received a Regional District grant of $116,215.
“These grants show our government’s commitment to build stronger, vibrant and safer communities,” Bennett said. “Local governments can use this funding to invest directly into programs and priorities that are important to each of them, improving the overall quality of life in our region.”
This is the second of two annual payments. A payment of $40 million was made in March 2015.
Since 2009, the Small Community, Regional District and Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Grants have provided more than $792 million in funding to support B.C. communities enabling them to invest money in projects that are identified as priorities at the local level.