Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
VICTORIA – Small communities and other eligible applicants in British Columbia can soon apply for funding to support local infrastructure projects.
The total value of this funding from the three levels of government is up to $327 million over the next 10 years, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone announced recently.
The Small Communities Fund, part of the federal New Building Canada Fund, is designed to support projects of local significance, including drinking water, wastewater, road improvements and green infrastructure, as well as local and regional airport projects.
Application forms became available on Oct. 22. Program guides and application information are available online at: www.gov.bc.ca/smallcommunitiesfund
The announcement is the latest program providing funding to British Columbia communities as part of the Government of Canada’s New Building Canada Fund, which supports projects of national, regional and local significance that promote economic growth, job creation and productivity.
In May of this year, a renewed Federal Gas Tax Fund agreement was signed by the province, federal government and Union of British Columbia Municipalities that will provide approximately $2.76 billion funding to B.C. communities over the next 10 years.