Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society have announced $28,000 in funding to support COVID-19 recovery response initiatives.
This funding will be going to projects in the Nechako, Lakes, and Kitamaat regions, as per a June 15 news release from NKDF.
Essentially, one organization in each of the nine First Nation communities, three municipalities and two rural regions in the NKDF service area will receive $2,000 to assist with local economic recovery and help businesses restart and transition “to the new normal”, stated the release.
The organizations approved to receive these funds are:
- Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce
- Saik’uz First Nation
- Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Area D (Fort Fraser)
- Village of Fraser Lake
- Stellat’en First Nation
- Nadleh Whut’en Band
- Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce
- Lake Babine Nation
- Burns Lake Band
- Southside Economic Development Association
- Cheslatta Carrier Nation
- Nee Tahi Buhn Band
- Skin Tyee Band
- Haisla First Nation
“During this unprecedented time and as we look to the future, NKDF is seeking ways to assist small businesses and non-profit organizations to adapt to COVID-driven change. Now, more than ever, it is important to build resilience in local communities. NKDF Board of Directors has set as a strategic priority for the upcoming fiscal year to prioritize support for projects that aid in COVID-19 economic recovery measures,” as per the June 15 press release.
The next application deadline to apply for NKDF funding is July 28. For more information, please visit https://www.nkdf.org/
“The Society encourages applications from local governments, local First Nations governments and legally incorporated non-profit organizations. NKDF invests in projects that create sustainable employment, diversify the economy, and improve the basic infrastructure needed for community stability, quality of life and growth,” stated the news release.