Deadline October 29, 2020
Hello Fellow Rural Islanders –
Here is a VERY IMPORTANT AND TIMELY funding opportunity for the Rural Islands of BC!!!.
NEW FUNDS FOR RURAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY being offered through BC’s Economic Recovery Program- the Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program.
Please note the October 29th deadline and requirement to have a BCeID – FOR BUSINESS, very important, takes 15 days to process!!
SEE EMAIL BELOW FROM THE MINISTRY!
EXCELLENT opportunity for non-profits who obtain the BCeID for business – no cost. See attached info about obtaining a Business BCeID
Please join the info session set for Tuesday, September 29th , 9 AM
The Vancouver Island Coast Economic Developers Association will have an update on the rural component of the Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP) on September 29th at 9am. Please save the date in your calendar. Link to the zoom meeting is here…
Join Zoom Meeting
From: Cheryl McLay <Cheryl.McLay@gov.bc.ca>
Subject: FW: Funding Alert- Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program- Deadline October 29, 2020
Hi All. For your review and considering, announced as part of BC’s Economic Recovery Program- the Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program. Please note the October 29th deadline and requirement to have a BUSINESS BCeID. (SEE ATTACHED INFO)
Under the Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP), the Province is committing up to $100 million to support community economic resilience, tourism, heritage, and urban and rural economic development projects.
The projects will help communities impacted by COVID-19 and support B.C.'s post-pandemic economic recovery.
Eligible applicants can receive a one-time, 100% funded provincial grant to support four key streams:
· Community Economic Resilience
· Destination Development
· Unique Heritage Infrastructure
· Rural Economic Recovery
Review each stream for specific funding cap information. All funds will be paid out by March 31, 2021. Projects must start by December 31, 2021 and end by March 31, 2023.
All application forms and supporting documentation must be received, through the LGIS by Thursday, October 29, 2020 (11:59pm PDT).
Subject: Business BCeID for CERIP funding
Please note that if any folks our region are applying for the Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program they will require a Business BC eID account. It can take up to 15 days to get the ID. Please encourage folks to apply for it asap as the funding deadline is October 29th, 2020. Steps are below. Please share with your networks.
A Business BCeID account is required to access the Local Government Information System.
Regional Manager Vancouver Island/Coast
Regional Economic Operations- Rural Development Unit
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
2080 Labieux Road Nanaimo