Governments get community safety funds
Cranbrook, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood and the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) are receiving more than $1 million from the Strategic Community Investment Fund to invest in local policing and community safety, services and projects, Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett has announced.
It is part of almost $74 million being invested through the fund into communities across B.C. this year. Local communities have discretion and flexibility to use this unconditional funding to meet their needs in various ways including more policing, new equipment, increased community safety initiatives, infrastructure, administration and service delivery priorities.
“The Strategic Community Investment Fund grants allow local governments to focus on the public safety projects that are most important to them,” said Bennett. “I am glad to see communities in the East Kootenay region receiving these grants.”
Communities receiving funding:
Traffic Fine Funding; $163,156 – Cranbrook.
Small Community Grants:
$114,399 – Cranbrook
$258,821 – Elkford
$304,694 – Fernie
$289,322 – Sparwood
Regional District Grant: $112,504 – RDEK.
The Strategic Community Investment Fund includes the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Program, Small Community Grant and Regional District Grant Programs. Small Community Grants apply to communities with less than 20,000 and are used for infrastructure, to ensure stable administration and service delivery priorities.
Learn more about the Strategic Community Investment fund.