B.C. invests $91 million in local services and safety

grant money available to small communities

  • Aug. 3, 2011 6:00 p.m.

The Province is helping communities deliver essential  services and keep families safe with a $91-million payment – the second  2011 instalment of the Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF).

This investment includes advance payments of Small Community and  Regional District Grants and the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program. A  first instalment of $60 million was paid to communities in March of this  year and future instalments are planned for June 2012 and June 2013.

This SCIF instalment includes:

– $43,167,814 in Small Community and Regional District Grants.

– $47,657,649 in Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program funds.

The Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program assists eligible  municipalities that pay police enforcement costs directly.

The grants come from ticket fines and court-imposed fines on violation  tickets, and the amount of money a municipality receives is based on its  contribution to total municipal policing costs.

The Small Community and Regional District Grants are unconditional  grants to local governments, to assist them in providing basic services.

 

Grant amounts are based on a formula that factors in a base amount,  population and assessment values.

 

 

Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development press release