$15 Million in Provincial Funding for BC Local Governments to Invest into Digital Permitting

British Columbia Ministry of Municipal Affairs, in partnership with the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), has just launched the Local Government Development Approvals Program. If you missed the announcement, $15 million in funding is now available to BC local governments to support the development and implementation of digital permitting solutions and staff training. 

What's required to access the funds?

  • A new project or a new phase of an existing project that can be completed within 2 years
  • A detailed budget that outlines the expenditures and proposed activities
  • A Council, Board, or Local Trust Committee resolution that indicates support for the proposed project, and willingness to provide overall grant management

As BC’s only permitting and licensing software provider for local governments, Clariti can provide guidance on the funding and project requirements, and work in close partnership with you to access the funds you need to bring a digital permitting solution to your community. The window to submit the application is until May 7th, 2021. You can find out about the program here  -  Local Government Development Approvals 2021 Program & Application Guide.

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Clariti: The BC Company Behind Some of The Best Permitting Programs in North America

For 12+ years, BC-based Clariti has been the trusted technology partner for some of the top permitting and licensing programs in North America. State and Local Governments find Clariti’s best-in-class true-cloud solution to be flexible and powerful enough to meet their unique needs. Coupled with a dedicated customer success team and a massive network of partners, you get a solution built for you, that requires limited maintenance and IT support. 

Permitting backlogs cost local economies billions of dollars a year. With governments under more pressure than ever to lead their community through economic recovery, a digital permitting solution can speed up the pace of development without added investments in staff. You can learn about the cost of permitting delays in our recent blog: Government Permitting Software and The Cost of Lengthy Processes.

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- Hilda Thielen, Secretary to Director of Community Services, City of Sterling, IL

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See how the Orange County, California, Public Works Department Manages a 10-Day Permit Turnaround

In this educational webinar, Orange County Public Works Permitting Managers share a behind-the-scenes look at the County’s digital permitting system, and how they manage a 10-day turnaround while processing ~13,000+ permits annually. Experience first-hand what it’s like to use their system through the eyes of different users.

Watch to learn more about: 

  • How County Permitting Managers create custom reports and dashboards to track key County metrics, revenue, and department data.
  • How the County maintains an average 10-day permit turnaround for 3 million residents.
  • How the Public Works Department consolidated 10 business functions into one system. 
  • How all citizen requests are handled online.
  • A typical day for staff and citizens using the system.
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There's a small window to access the Local Government Development Approvals funding. Schedule a call to learn how to capitalize on these grants, and how Clariti's permitting solution can help you to deliver citizen and contractor application digital self-service, while reducing staff approval times. Let’s talk about how technology can help.