SCIF grants supporting our communities

The Government of B.C. is assisting Kamloops and communities throughout the North and South Thompson with grants totaling over $1.77 million

KAMLOOPS — The Government of B.C. is assisting Kamloops and communities throughout the North and South Thompson with grants totaling over $1.77 million from the Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF), Terry Lake, MLA for Kamloops North-Thompson and Todd Stone, MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson announced on Wednesday, July 9

“These SCIF grants are investments directly to our communities helping local governments invest in programs, projects and community safety initiatives,” Lake said. “Especially for smaller communities, these grants mean a lot, and will help with the delivery of local services to improve our quality of life in Kamloops and the North Thompson.”

This funding is part of almost $74 million being invested in communities throughout B.C. this year in SCIF grants including Small Community Grants, Regional District Basic Grants and the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Program.

“SCIF grants demonstrate our government’s commitment to build stronger, safer communities throughout British Columbia,” Stone said. “The City of Kamloops and Chase now have additional resources to invest in priorities they have identified or crime prevention programs to keep our streets and neighbourhoods safe.”

Communities receiving traffic fine revenues:

· Kamloops – $753,278

Communities receiving Small Community & Regional District Grants:

·  Barriere $256,202

·  Clearwater $264,768

·   $260,972

·  Sun Peaks $149,579

·  Thompson-Nicola Regional District $92,651

Since 2009, the Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF) has provided $678 million in funding to support B.C. communities enabling them to invest money in projects that are identified as priorities at the local level.  The SCIF program was implemented by the province to help provide local governments with greater financial stability in economically uncertain times.