Fraser Valley/Victoria – The Province is providing $110 million to local governments around B.C. for services that British Columbians count on, such as investments in infrastructure, like water and sewer, and services like policing.
For a complete list of approved grants for 2019, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Local_Government_Revenue_Sharing_Grants_2019.pdf
Abbotsford – $2,087,112
Chilliwack – $1,073,453
Hope – $ 609,944
Mission – $ 465,655
Harrison $ 323,888
Agassiz/Kent – $ 563,094
Unconditional funding is provided to local governments through three programs:
- Small Community Grants: municipalities with populations of 20,000 or fewer receive a grant that can be used to fund any local priority, such as garbage and recycling pick-up services, or infrastructure projects, such as roadworks and water and sewer upgrades.
- Regional District Basic Grants: all regional districts and the Islands Trust receive a grant to assist with their administration costs.
- Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Transfers: municipalities with populations of 5,000 or more that are directly responsible for paying for policing services receive a grant to help pay for community safety programs and policing.
The annual grants enable local governments to spend the funding according to their needs.