Regional Government

Community Works (Federal/Provincial) Grants

Federal / Provincial Gas Tax funding is available to local governments and/or community groups as Community Works Grants. The Community Works Fund (CWF) is delivered to all local governments in British Columbia through a direct annual allocation to support local priorities.

Money from the Community Works Fund must go towards capital improvements which result in:

  • a clean environment;
  • productivity and economic growth;
  • and strong cities and communities.

Eligible projects include investments in infrastructure for its construction, renewal, or material enhancement in each of the following project categories:

  • Local roads, bridges – including cycling lanes and paths, hiking trails, road infrastructure
  • Highways – infrastructure
  • Short-sea shipping – infrastructure related to the movement of cargo and passengers
  • Short-line rail – related infrastructure for carriage of passengers or freight
  • Broadband connectivity – infrastructure that provides internet access to residents, businesses or institutions
  • Public transit – infrastructure that supports a shared passenger system for public use
  • Drinking water – infrastructure that supports drinking water conservation, collection, treatment and distribution systems
  • Solid waste – infrastructure that supports solid waste management systems including the collection, diversion and disposal of recyclables, compostable materials and garbage
  • Community energy systems – infrastructure that generates or increases the efficient use of energy
  • Brownfield Redevelopment – where the redevelopment includes the construction of public infrastructure from any eligible project category or the construction of public parks and publicly-owned social housing
  • Sports infrastructure – amateur sport infrastructure
  • Recreational infrastructure – recreational facilities or networks
  • Cultural infrastructure – infrastructure that supports arts, humanities, and heritage
  • Tourism infrastructure –infrastructure that attract travelers for recreation, leisure, business or other purposes
  • Disaster mitigation – infrastructure that reduces or eliminates long-term impacts and risks associated with natural disasters
  • Capacity building – investments related to strengthening the ability of Local Governments to develop long-term planning practices. 

*Investments in health infrastructure are not eligible.

All applications are reviewed and administered by the RDKB Gas Tax Committee and the RDKB Board of Directors must approve the application at a Board Meeting.
Please contact your Area Director to ensure that he/she approves the project. Visit the list of Directors here.

For more information on Federal/Provincial funding please click here.

Your RDKB Contact for eligibility questions and applications is:

Goran Denkovski
Manager of Infrastructure & Sustainability
Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
202 – 843 Rossland Avenue,
Trail, BC V1R 4S8
Phone 250.368.0227