Deadline Approaching for Phase 2 of BC Rural Dividend Program

Local governments are reminded that October 31, 2016 is the deadline for phase 2 of the BC Rural Dividend Program.  The Program is providing $25 million a year over three years and is aimed at assisting rural communities with a population of 25,000 or less to reinvigorate and diversify their local economies.

Decisions on $10,000 project-development applications are expected in early 2017. Decisions on single applicant ($100,000) and partnerships applications ($500,000) are expected before March 31, 2017.

Information about the BC Rural Dividend Program including the updated program guide, outlining new eligibility requirements and project categories, is available online.  Also online is an inventory of government tools and programs available to support communities with rural development.

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