$20,000 of more than half a million dollars being pumped into BC rural economies is coming to the East Kootenay.
The BC Government is distributing over $528,000 in project development grants through its Rural Dividend program.
The Regional District of East Kootenay and Wildsight Elk Valley each secured $10,000.
Funding is being awarded to 53 local governments, First Nations, and not-for-profit organizations across the province to support project development in rural communities.
Successful applicants can use the money to complete preliminary project components necessary to pursue more grants.