Barriere is to receive $330,000 from the province’s Strategic Community Investment Fund. The money comes from the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program (TFRS) and Small Community and Regional District Grants (SCG).
Clearwater ($342,000), Chase ($340,000), Kamloops ($950,000), Sun Peaks ($194,000), and Thompson-Nicola ($119,000) also will be receiving SCIF grants.
“For smaller communities like Barriere, Sun Peaks and Clearwater, small community grants can mean the difference between maintaining some of their priority projects and dropping them. It’s great to see them receive this funding,” commented Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake.
With this installment, the province has invested over $975 million in the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program and Small Community Regional District Grants since 2001.
These SCIF grants allow communities to invest in their own priority projects.
Small Community and Regional District Grants assist local governments in providing basic services. The Small Community and Regional District Grant allocation is based on population and assessment.
The Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program helps municipalities that directly pay for police enforcement costs (District of Clearwater’s population is too small to pay for its own direct policing costs).