Communities in Northwestern Alberta, including many from the Peace, are getting a financial boost thanks to the province’s Community and Regional Economic Support program, or CARES.
A total of $238,425 is being distributed in this part of the province.
“I am pleased to see the municipal partners in my constituency taking advantage of the CARES program and I commend those who are collaborating and partnering in these economic development initiatives. Working together will help to attract, maintain, or intensify businesses in our small communities – and what helps one helps all,” said Marg McCuaig-Boyd, provincial Energy Minister.
Funding will go towards the following communities.
- $10,000 to the Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130 for its Little Smoky Ski Area Feasibility Study
- $28,925 to the Town of Valleyview for its Grow Valleyview Local Economic Development Strategy
- $25,000 to Saddle Hills County for its Rural Ventures Cooperative project
- $159,500 to the Municipal District of Peace No. 135 for its Lac Cardinal Value Added Oat and Grains Processing Project, and
- $15,000 to the Town of Grimshaw for its Industrial Profile Analysis and Marketing project.
The cut-off to apply for funding for this year’s CARES program is May 31, 2017.
To learn more about the program and if your community is eligible click here.