VICTORIA – Local and Indigenous governments looking to advance transportation infrastructure and planning projects can now submit applications to the B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants program, which opened Sept. 1.
Through the program, the Province of British Columbia partners with Indigenous, local and regional governments to make cost-sharing investments of as much as $500,000 in eligible infrastructure projects. Small communities are eligible for up to $50,000 in funding to develop active transportation network plans.
The 2023 intake opened for applications Sept. 1 and closes on Oct. 27. For this year’s intake $20 million is available as part of the province’s 2022 budget commitment to invest $60 million in the program between 2022-23 and 2024-25, a release said.
Seventy-four infrastructure and planning projects were delivered in 2022. The ministry has invested more than $60.5 million since 2019 through the B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants Program, which has enabled projects worth a total of more than $250 million, the release said. Since 2019, $9 million has been awarded to projects for Indigenous communities.
More information about the program is available here.