The B.C. government is providing another $291,030 through the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF) to help 11 First Nations’ communities to pursue clean-power projects.
The FNCEBF provides money to build capacity in First Nations communities and to invest in clean-energy infrastructure. The fund helps to generate jobs for families and provides opportunities that benefit First Nations and non-First Nations’ communities alike. It also helps to foster economic independence for First Nations.
Applications to the fund are reviewed and decisions made based on the strength of each application and its viability relative to other applications.
Locally, the Lower Similkameen Indian Band will benefit from a funding grant of $8,750.
The money will enable training for up to five Lower Similkameen Indian Band members with training required to perform annual maintenance and troubleshooting on the small wind turbine at the Lower Similkameen Indian Band elementary school in Cawston.
Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation