Today, Doug Donaldson and the BC government announced they will be distributing 528 thousand dollars to rural economies.
The goal of this project is to help rural communities develop strong, stable economies and create long-term local employment.
Up to 10 thousand dollars 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.
Moberly Lake, Burns Lake Band, The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, Village of Burns Lake, Dawson Creek, Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, Witset Band, Kitsumkalum Indian Band, Port Edward, Stewart and Vanderhoof will all receive 10 thousand dollars.
Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson says “I know this new funding will go a long way to ensure that folks in rural communities can share in economic gains, take control of their own economies, and plan and develop projects that will sustain their communities and families into the future.”