The Fraser Valley Regional District will be receiving $46,325 in unconditional funding from the Strategic Community Investment Fund announced Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong.
It is part of almost $74 million being invested into communities across BC to meet local needs including more policing, new equipment, increased community safety initiatives, infrastructure and service delivery priorities.
“The District will appreciate the flexibility to identify its own priorities with unconditional funding,” said de Jong. “The added benefit of this particular package of funding is that it takes pressure of the local tax base.”
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.
On the Strategic Community Investment fund: http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/policy_research/local_government_grants.htm