Under the B.C. Rural Dividend, the provincial government is providing $10,000 in project development funds to the Qualicum First Nation, MLA Michelle Stilwell announced this week.
According to the provincial government, Qualicum First Nation has indicated it will use the grant to support project management for the creation of an Economic Development Corporation.
This is one of 47 project development grants, totalling more than $464,000, that are being awarded to eligible communities. The grants will assist rural communities to build business cases and feasibility assessments to support the development of strong project applications to the three-year, $75-million, B.C. Rural Dividend, according to a B.C. government news release.
— NEWS Staff/B.C. gov’t news release