The Government of B.C. is helping Quesnel, Wells and the Cariboo Regional District in provide services with a total of $746,654 of funding from the Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF), Cariboo North MLA, Coralee Oakes announced today.

“This funding is a significant boost for local governments in Quesnel and Wells to invest in programs and services that improve safety, quality of life and more livable neighbourhoods in the Cariboo,” Oakes said. “The distribution of SCIF grants will be made entirely by local authorities based on identified priorities or planned projects.”

This funding is part of almost $74 million being invested in communities throughout B.C. this year in SCIF grants including Small Community Grants, Regional District Basic Grants and the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Program.

Since 2009, SCIF grants have provided $678 million in funding to support B.C. communities enabling them to invest money in projects that are identified as priorities at the local level.  The SCIF program was implemented by the province to help provide local governments with greater financial stability in economically uncertain times.

To learn more about the Strategic Community Investment fund, please visit: cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/policy_research/local_government_grants.htm