CBT once again provides funding for recreation infrastructure

The Columbia Basin Trust is once again looking to provide funding support to organizations wanting to create new or upgrade existing recreation amenities. 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, 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 are ready to apply for a Recreation Infrastructure Grant, contact Rick Allen, manager of Special Initiatives, to discuss your project. You can reach him at 1-800-505-8998 or by e-mail at recgrants@cbt.org. If deemed eligible, proponents will be emailed an application form.

The deadline for submitting applications is February 15, 2017, at 1 pm PT/2 pm MT.

The Recreation Infrastructure Program is a three-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.