Port Authority Announces Community Investment Program for Delta

The program has three components: a community fund, community grants and an education fund

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has announced details of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project Community Investment Program, which will provide $6 million to Delta organizations and students, should the project go ahead.

RBT2 is a new shipping container terminal project led by the Port Authority. If approved and constructed, the project will play a vital role in supporting Canadian exporters and consumers of goods who increasingly want to trade with economies around the world, the Port Authority notes in a news release.

“We have a long history of supporting local organizations, programs and initiatives that enrich the lives of people who live and work in port communities like Delta,” said Duncan Wilson, vice president, environment and external affairs at the Port Authority. of Vancouver Fraser. . “We are excited to have the opportunity to support Delta’s students and community organizations through the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project Community Investment Program, should the project continue.”

The program has three components: a community fund, community grants and an education fund. For the $3.5 million community fund, organizations that support the Delta community can apply for a maximum of $50,000 per year, consistent with the Port Authority’s existing community investment program. Under the $2 Million Community Grants stream, organizations that support the Delta community will be invited to submit grant proposals for a minimum of $50,000 and will be selected based on a matrix of factors. The $500,000 education fund will be made available to Delta Public Schools grade 12 students pursuing post-secondary training or education.

The funding will be distributed in stages, with an initial amount of $500,000 from the community fund made available if a positive project decision is received from the federal government. The remaining funds will be made available once a final investment decision has been made and will continue for the duration of construction. Additional details on the judging criteria and application process will be shared at a later date.

Learn more about Roberts Bank’s Terminal 2 project and community investment program at portvancouver.com/RBT2 or by visiting their Delta community office.

Jill E. Washington