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B.C. Reg. 48/2023, deposited February 27, 2023, under the LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS ACT [section 7]. Order in Council 123/2023, approved and ordered February 27, 2023.
On the recommendation of the undersigned, the Lieutenant Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, orders that Local Government Grants Regulations, B.C. Reg. 221/95, are amended as set out in the attached Schedule.
— A. KANG, Minister of Municipal Affairs; R. KAHLON, Presiding Member of the Executive Council.
1 The Local Government Grants Regulations, B.C. Reg. 221/95, are amended by adding the following Part:
Part 7 – Non-Application Conditional Grants
38 A municipality or regional district is eligible for a conditional grant under this Part in relation to matters referred to in section 4 (1) of the Act.
Amount of grants
39 (1) The payment of any grant under this Part is subject to an appropriation.
(2) A grant may be made by the minister for the purposes referred to in section 38 and the amount of a grant is in the discretion of the minister and may be made on the basis of a fixed amount.
Conditions of grants
40 In addition to any terms and conditions established by the minister, a grant under this Part may be made on one or more of the following conditions:
(a) for a grant to a regional district, that the regional district,
(i) before the end of the calendar year in which the grant is received,
(A) fully allocates the grant funds to one or more regional district services, and
(B) places the allocated funds in a reserve fund associated with the service, and
(ii) provides a report, in accordance with the direction of the minister, respecting the allocation;
(b) for a grant to a municipality, that the municipality,
(i) before the end of the calendar year in which the grant is received, places the grant funds in a dedicated reserve fund, and
(ii) provides annual reports, in accordance with the direction of the minister, respecting the use of the funds and the balance of the reserve fund until the balance is nil;
(c) for a grant to a regional district or municipality, that the regional district or municipality provides to the minister additional information and reports respecting the use of the grant as requested by the minister.
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