An annual provincial grant is helping the Central Plains Development Corporation.

$78,000.00 has gone to Central Plains, and Executive Director Ron Roteliuk says it'll help with staff salaries, the office, transportation, and equipment.

He's grateful for the support, but hopes the annual format can be changed to a three or four year commitment. If that happens, he's confident they can do more long-term planning.

The $78,000.00 is about 15 per cent of Central Plains' budget. However, Roteliuk points out it's still important because it indicates provincial support for their activities.

The total grant was $544,000.00 -- six other development corporations benefitted as well.