The provincial government and local communities are trying to reduce carbon emissions.

The provincial government and local communities are trying to reduce carbon emissions.

Climate cash coming

Communities will share $6.4 million in grants from the climate action revenue incentive program.

B.C. communities will share $6.4 million in grants from the provincial government’s climate action revenue incentive program.

CARIP provides funding to municipalities and regional district which signed the Climate Action Charter and commit to report publicly on their progress toward meeting their climate action goals.

“Local governments have been key partners in the province’s  success in lowering greenhouse gas emissions while continuing to grow our economy,” said Mary Polak, environment minister.

Armstrong will receive $2,789 while there is $10,291 for Coldstream, $4,393 for Enderby, $15,889 for Lake Country, $7,304 for Lumby, $8,786 for Spallumcheen and $85,001 for Vernon.

There is also $12,028 for the Regional District of North Okanagan, $19,561 for the Central Okanagan and $8,150 for the Columbia-Shuswap.

Local governments receive a CARIP grant equivalent to the full amount of direct carbon tax they pay in a year.