British Columbia’s government has pledged $6 million to help reduce homelessness in the province.

Minister for Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson said the money will be distributed over the next three years through the Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia. One-time grants will be available to frontline organizations addressing the homeless crises.

“We know that this work is going on today in communities around the province,” said Simpson. “We know that there are many communities that have homelessness task forces and homelessness action committees, and this work is to support what they’re doing.”