Oliver, Osoyoos, Keremeos, and the RDOS are receiving over $900,000 from the Strategic Community Investment Fund to invest in local policing and community safety projects, local MLA Linda Larson has announced.
It is part of almost $74 million being invested through the fund into communities across BC this year. Oliver is receiving $328,515.
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, and infrastructure.
“These grants given to our small communities from the provincial government help ensure that public safety services are adequately funded,” said Larson, who represents the Boundary-Similkameen. “With our government’s commitment to sharing these funds we will continue to see a better quality of life developed in our communities.”
Osoyoos is receiving $317,847, while Keremeos is getting $236,470. The regional district grant is $109,195.
Small community grants apply to communities with less than 20,000 population and are used for infrastructure to ensure stable administration and service delivery priorities.