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Apply now for recreation infrastructure grants

CBT once again looking to help fund groups and organizations in the area.

  • Mon Dec 12th, 2016 6:00am
  • News

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is once again looking to provide funding support to groups and organizations wanting to create new or upgrade existing recreation amenities in your area.

This funding can be used for outdoor and indoor sport and recreation facilities like parks, trails, courts and fields.

“We’re fortunate here in the Basin to have many world-class recreation opportunities,” said Kindy Gosal, CBT director of special initiatives. “Residents want to take advantage of these opportunities so they can lead active, healthy lifestyles and enhance our tourism industry. Acting on this is a priority for us and we’re really pleased the program has received such a positive response to date.”

If you are interested in applying for funding, read the application guidelines for more information and eligibility criteria. The guide can be found at ourtrust.org/recreationgrantsapply.

Once you have reviewed the guide and want to apply for a Recreation Infrastructure Grant, contact Rick Allen, manager, special initiatives, to discuss your project at 1-800-505-8998. or recgrants@cbt.org. If deemed eligible, proponents will be emailed an application form.

The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 15, 2017 at 1 p.m. PT/2 p.m. MT.

The Recreation Infrastructure Program is a 3-year $9 million initiative of CBT.

The program has already distributed more than $4.5 million to 62 recreation-focused projects over the first two intakes. To read more about these projects visit:ourtrust.org/recbythenumbers or ourtrust.org/recquicklook.

Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin.

To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, and how it helps deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the Basin, visit ourtrust.org or call 1-800-505-8998.