Local policing gets financial boost

By Contributor
July 9th, 2014

Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway and the Kootenay-Boundary Regional District are receiving over $800,000 from the Strategic Community Investment Fund to invest in local policing and community safety, services and projects, MLA Linda Larson has announced. 

It is part of almost $74 million being invested through the Fund into communities across B.C. this year. Local communities have discretion and flexibility to use this unconditional funding to meet their needs in various ways including more policing, new equipment, increased community safety initiatives, infrastructure, administration and service delivery priorities.

“These grants allow small communities to invest into public safety programs in ways that are important to them,” said Larson, MLA for Boundary – Similkameen. “Many of our smaller communities really depend on this funding and it is sometimes the difference between maintaining and dropping them.”

Communities receiving Small Community Grants:

  • $315,310 – Grand Forks
  • $226,659 – Greenwood
  • $202,355 – Midway

Regional District Grant:

  • $125,740 – Kootenay Boundary

The Strategic Community Investment Fund includes the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Program, Small Community Grant and Regional District Grant Programs. Small Community Grants apply to communities with less than 20,000 and are used for infrastructure, to ensure stable administration and service delivery priorities.

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