The Juan de Fuca Electoral Area (JDFEA) has a budget for discretionary grants that allows the regional director (Mike Hicks) to respond to requests from organizations and agencies which provide a service to residents of the JDFEA.
These grants are recommended by the regional director and approved by the Electoral Area Services Committee of the Capital Regional District Board. The 2010 budget for grants-in-aid was $40,710 and a request for $38,500 was in the 2011 budget.
This year’s amount will not be known until after is approved by the CRD in April. This budget item is usually underspent. For example only $22,500 of the 2010 allocation of $40,710 was spent and last year $38,500 was approved and $13,300 was spent. The regional director tries to disburse these discretionary funds in proportion to the population of each of the sub-areas in the JDFEA.
More information about the JDFEA budget can be found on the JDF web site:
http://www.crd.bc.ca/jdf/budget.htm or by going directly to the JDF budget spreadsheet:
Here is a list of the grants that were approved in 2011:
John Muir Elementary School Parent Advisory Council* $2,000.Saseenos Elementary School Parent Advisory Council* $2,000..Sooke Elementary School Parent Advisory Council* $2,000..
Sooke Canada Day Society $1,000.
Juan de Fuca Community Trails Society (Poirier Park Open House) $500.
Shirley Community Association (Shirley Hall Repairs) $4,800.
Willis Point Community Association $1,000.
*These grants were towards the cost of retaining school crossing guards at schools attended by children from the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area.
From the Feb. OPSRRA newsletter