The B.C. government has distributed a total of $327,820 to three communities in the greater Terrace area.
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS) received $175,900, $97,200 for Kitselas First Nation and $54,720 for Kitsumkalum First Nation.
The grants were given as part of the province’s fifth intake of the Rural Dividend project, distributing almost $19 million to support rural communities throughout B.C.
“This funding supports the diverse needs of small communities throughout the province and the people who live in them,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, in a press release on May 2.
“Our government is getting results for people in small cities and towns in every region, creating jobs and enhancing everyday services and amenities for families around the province.”
The funding has been awarded to 153 local governments, First Nations and non-profit organizations around the province.
Grants are awarded to projects aimed at improving community resiliency, economic impact, innovation in economic development, attracting and retaining youth, among others.