Boost to Rural Economies

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Oct. 12, 2017

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Over $528,000 provides a boost to rural economies

VICTORIA – The British Columbia government is distributing over $528,000 in project development grants to help rural communities develop strong, stable economies and create long-term local employment, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson announced today.

Under the Rural Dividend project-development funding stream, up to $10,000 is provided to eligible applicants to complete preliminary project components necessary to pursue larger community projects in the future.

Funding is being awarded to 53 local governments, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations around the province to support project development in rural communities.

Successful project development grants range from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary to develop a concept plan for the Hardy Mountain Doukhobor Village site, to the City of Quesnel to develop a business case for a First Nations’ cultural centre – and the British Columbia Cycling Coalition to conduct a mid-Vancouver Island cycling feasibility study for the Comox Valley Regional District.

More information here