Rural Dividend Dished Out
Prince George, B.C.- A number of Northern communities are receiving the rural dividend from the Province for a variety of projects.
A total of 180 applications were received from a cross-section of communities, not-for-profit organizations and First Nations from around the province during the first application intake. A second application intake runs to Oct. 31, 2016.
- Village of McBride -$100,000 for new mountain bike trails for the McBride Peak and Teare Mountain Trail Network. The project will also include a work-related training component.
- The District of Mackenzie is being awarded $100,000 to upgrade the popular Morfee Lake Trail route.
- The Tsay Keh Dene Band receives $90,000 to build a trades centre for carpentry training.
- The Kwadacha Nation gets $500,000 to install and operate a biomass energy system to produce electricity and heat in Fort Ware. This project is in partnership with several other organizations
- District of Chetwynd is being awarded $48,000 to develop an economic development strategy review for future development plans and their associated economic impact.
These are among 73 successful grants, totalling over $8 million, being awarded to eligible communities under the three-year, $75-million, BC Rural Dividend.
Under the guidelines of the BC Rural Dividend, single applicants can apply for up to $100,000 for community-driven projects and must contribute at least 20% of the total project cost. Applicants representing partnerships can apply for up to $500,000 and must contribute 40% of the total project cost.
Thankyou Fort Ware . You are leading the way .
Again, like the flood mitigation money for the Peace Region, there is no possible way this money can be spent until “next year”… however the Christy Clark government is hoping to get some political mileage out of these funding announcements “now” for spring election.
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