ABBOTSFORD – Abbotsford and area will be receiving more than $2.2 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.
Abbotsford will receive $2,164,132 from the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Grant program. The Fraser Valley Regional District will receive a Regional District Grant of $69,176.
“These traffic fine revenues support a variety of public safety initiatives that benefit people of all ages,” says Abbotsford South MLA Darryl Plecas. “These grants recognize the great work of local law enforcement in protecting our communities.”
“Everyone wants to feel safe in their community, and these traffic fine revenues support a wide range of public safety initiatives,” says Abbotsford-Mission MLA Simon Gibson. “These funds are helping to keep Abbotsford a safe, welcoming place to live, work and visit.”
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.
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.