RDCK board approves CBT community grants

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More than 260 community groups and non-profits will receive over $1.45 million in Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program grants.

The RDCK board approved the grants at its May 19 meeting.

Public input on project applications was received through a series of online or live community forums, held in March and April.

The demand for support far outstripped the available funds in most areas of the regional district – with $1.45 million available and $2.75 million requested.

Groups in Area D (North Kootenay Lake) asked for $150,000 – and received $86,790. Area H (Slocan Valley) requests totalled just under $165,000 – and $68,100 was granted. Area K (Arrow Lakes) groups asked for over $107,000, while receiving about $70,000.

Grant funding allocated to municipalities was also oversubscribed. Nakusp groups asked for $371,000 and received $192,000. New Denver groups asked for $64,800 and receied $34,300. Silverton groups requested $55,000 and received $37,100. Slocan was able to provide $47,600 of the $77,200 requested. Kaslo and Area D requests totalled $131,000 and $60,750 was granted.

More information can be found in the agenda package for the May RDCK board meeting, posted on the RDCK website.

John Boivin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Valley Voice

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