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Town of Taber receives Farm Credit Canada funding

Posted on September 30, 2020 by Taber Times

By Randy Jensen
Alta Newspaper Group – Lethbridge

Three groups from southern Alberta are the recipients of funding supplied through Farm Credit Canada.

In total, FCC is contributing $1.5 million to 92 community projects across Canada, including $264,000 to 15 rural capital projects in Alberta.

“The FCC AgriSpirit Fund supports rural communities at the heart of Canadian agriculture,” said Sophie Perreault, FCC executive vice-president and chief operating officer, in a news release. “We are honoured to support the projects that help keep these communities as vibrant hubs for rural Canadians.”

This year, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund awarded between $5,000 and $25,000 for community improvement projects that enhance the lives of rural residents. Examples include capital expenditures on equipment purchase and installation, energy-efficient building improvements and repairs, and the purchase of rescue and fire equipment.

Over the past 17 years, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund has supported 1,356 projects, an investment of $16.5 million.

The next application period opens saoon, and municipalities and non-profit organizations interested in funding can visit for eligibility requirements, to apply online and view past projects.

Southern Alberta funding recipients include:

– Town of Taber, $25,000 for the purchase and installation of new LED lighting fixtures in the Town facility;

– Foremost Sage Club, $19,000 to purchase and install LED lights in its entire facility; and

– Pass Powderkeg Ski Society, $15,000 to purchase and install a new furnace, renovate washroom facilities and repair plumbing at the ski lodge in Blairmore.

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