Grants on tap

The Okanagan Basin Water Board is now accepting applications for the 2014 water conservation and quality improvement grant program.

The Okanagan Basin Water Board is now accepting applications for the 2014 water conservation and quality improvement grant program.

The program, in its ninth year, has $300,000 available for projects that conserve water or improve its quality. Successful applicants can receive up to a maximum of $30,000 for their project.

“The purpose of the program is to assist local organizations in addressing water issues and to enhance the valley-wide sustainable use of water,” said James Littley, projects manager.

“Eligible applicants can be Okanagan municipalities, regional districts, irrigation/improvement districts and non-profit community organizations.”

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 21 at 4 p.m.

Information can be found at www.obwb.ca/wcqi.