Local projects in the North and South Thompson areas will benefit from nearly $1.3 million dollars in funding from the B.C. government’s Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF).
The fund restructures the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program and Small Community and Regional District Grants. Since 2009, the SCIF has provided more than $600 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 program was implemented by the province to help provide local governments with financial stability in economically uncertain times.
Barriere is one of the communities receiving the SCIF grant, in the sum of $184,358. Barriere has received this grant each year. It will be used as general funds within our municipality. Barriere has earmarked majority of the grant towards road maintence.