The B.C. government is providing the City of Abbotsford with a $398,264 grant to help offset its cost of policing, announced MLA Mike de Jong today.
“Local safety is imperative to keeping communities strong. This funding will provide tools and resources so that our police force can continue to maintain a safe community.” – Mike de Jong, MLA for Abbotsford West
The Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF) restructures the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing (TFRS) program and Small Community and Regional District Grants (SCRD). Since 2009, SCIF has provided $562 million in funding to support B.C. communities and enable them to invest money in projects that are identified at the local level as a priority. The SCIF program was implemented by the province at that time to help provide local governments with greater financial stability in economically uncertain times.
Why this matters:
• The Small Community Grant and Regional District Basic Grant are grants to local governments, to assist them in providing basic services.
• The Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program directly assists eligible municipalities that pay police enforcement costs. The grants come from ticket fines and court-imposed fines on violation tickets, and the amount of money a municipality receives is based on its contribution to total municipal policing costs.
• Since the commitment to return 100 per cent of net traffic fine revenues was made in 2004 more than $554 million has been returned to communities across the province.
Learn More – Strategic Community Investment Fund