FWCP receives $1.75 million in Peace Region grant requests

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program has closed their annual grant intake, and says they received 184 applications — equaling to requests for $7.9 million — province-wide.

In the Peace Region, the board received 39 grant applications, asking for $1.75 million in total.

“Each grant application is being reviewed by our fish and wildlife technical committees, plus our First Nations Working Group in our Peace Region,” a statement from FWCP READS.

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The reviews will be handled by board members in each of the three regions — Peace, Columbia, and Coastal. Each Board will meet to discuss grant applications and make final decisions.

All the successful applicants will be notified in March.

Grants are approved for projects that align with FWCP’s action plans. The Peace Region has seven plans on the go, including a Peace Basin Plan.

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