New funding from Columbia Basin Trust is geared at healthy lifestyles and supporting recreation tourism.
Non-profits and municipalities can tap into a granting program for new rec infrastructure or upgrades.
CBT’s Rick Allen says the decision follows public feedback .
Allen says it will be split into $3 million a year for the next three years and will cover 70 % of project costs up to $500, 000.
The grants will help fund improvements to structures and spaces like back country trail networks, swimming pools, ice rinks, curling arenas, sports fields and parks.