RDKB receives $1.7 million boost from Government’s Growing Communities Fund
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) has received a $1,774,000 boost from the provincial government to address the needs of its growing communities.
The one-time grant, which the RDKB will receive at the end of March 2023, was allocated using a funding formula based on population size and per capita population growth between 2016 and 2021.
“This grant enables us to make a massive investment in our future and we’re delighted to receive such support,” says RDKB Board Chair and Area B/Lower Columbia Director Linda Worley. “Our communities have unique needs which can be prioritised and swiftly addressed with this upfront funding. The Board will deliberate next on how best to allocate it within the RDKB for maximum impact,” she adds.
“Our communities are growing and this puts more pressure on community centres, parks and swimming pools that families rely on. To help, we’re providing the single largest provincial investment in communities in BC’s history,” said Premier David Eby. “The new Growing Communities Fund will help local communities get building. Growing communities need our support and this funding will make a big difference for everyone.”
On Feb. 10, 2023, the Province announced the Growing Communities Fund, which provides a one-time total of $1 billion in grants to all 188 BC municipalities and regional districts.