The Village of Keremeos received $1,093 from the Province of B.C. in support of a healthier, more sustainable community.
As a signatory of the Climate Action Charter, several Boundary-Similkameen municipalities received grants through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program to support the community’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work toward their Climate Action Charter goals.
Keremeos Village staff delivered their CARIP report to council on March 3. At the time, council was told that staff time spent compiling the report cost more than the grant was worth.
The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program is a conditional grant program that provides funding to Climate Action Charter signatories. Communities that signed the Climate Action Charter and report publicly on their progress toward meeting their climate action goals are eligible to receive a grant equivalent to 100 per cent of the carbon tax they pay directly.