PRINCE GEORGE – Prince George will be receiving over $1.1 million as part of almost $108 million being invested into communities across B.C. to meet local needs including more policing, increased community safety initiatives, new equipment, infrastructure and service delivery priorities.
Prince George will receive a total of $1,113,101 from the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Grant program.
“Prince George will benefit greatly from this flexible funding,” Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris said. “By allowing the city to invest in local priorities, our government is ensuring that improvements will be made in areas they are most needed.”
Since 2009, the Small Community, Regional District and Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Grant programs have provided more than $922 million in funding to support B.C. communities, enabling them to invest money in projects that are identified as priorities at the local level.
“Prince George will receive over a million dollars from the Traffic Fine Revenue Fund,” said MLA Shirley Bond. “This will allow the city to make choices about how to enhance public safety in our community and find ways to ensure that our residents continue to feel safe where they live and work.”
For 2016, the Small Community Grant, Regional District Grant and Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Grant funding is allocated as follows:
- Communities will receive a total of $53 million in Small Community Grant and Regional District Grant funding. These grants are specifically meant to help address infrastructure, administration and service delivery priorities.
- Communities will receive $55 million in Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Grant funding. Traffic fine revenue comes from ticket fines and court-imposed fines on violation tickets. The B.C. Government delivers 100 % of collected net traffic fine revenues and responsibility for paying for policing to communities with populations over 5,000 people.