NewsRegional News New energy grant targets community buildings SHARE ON: Greg Nesteroff, staff Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 2018 A new program from the Columbia Basin Trust supports alternative energy generation at community buildings. The Columbia Basin Trust is starting a new program to provide grants to community buildings to generate their own energy. A total of $900,000 will be available for the first intake which closes Jan. 7, while a second intake will happen later in 2019. Senior benefits delivery manager Mark Brunton says it’s open to non-profits, First Nations, and local governments. https://www.mynelsonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Mark1.wav Brunton says there has been a lot of interest in such a fund. https://www.mynelsonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Mark2.mp3 Helping communities conserve and generate energy is one of the Trust’s strategic priorities. The Trust has already helped improve energy efficiency and sustainability in 47 affordable housing buildings.