CRD seeks funding for business facade improvement program

The Cariboo Regional District board has applied for funding from the Northern Development Initiative Trust for several area projects.

  • Dec. 21, 2016 6:00 a.m.

The Cariboo Regional District board is making two grant requests to the Northern Development Initiative Trust for a total of $40,000 to enhance the delivery of the CRD’s Business Façade Improvement (BFI) program.

The grant applications were endorsed by the CRD board at their regular meeting, Friday, Dec. 16.

Through this program, eligible businesses are able to receive up to $5,000 to complete exterior improvements.

In 2016, the CRD successfully delivered the program in Likely, Horsefly, and the Interlakes area.

If NDIT approves the funding, the 2017 delivery will be extended to all commercial businesses or properties in the regional district.

The CRD is also submitting additional applications to NDIT requesting:

• $13,750 in grant funding to complete runway enhancements at Anahim Lake Airport;

• $35,000 in funding to employ a local government management intern for 12 months;

• $80,000 to support the Cariboo Strong regional economic development initiative;

• $50,000 which would be paid directly to the South Cariboo Community Enhancement Foundation to help establish a community foundation endowment fund.