Columbia Basin Trust CIP/AAP

Program Inquiries are welcomed by

Judy Madelung, Grants Coordinator at 250-352-8170 or by email at

Regional District of Central Kootenay, Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4 Phone: (250) 352-6665   Fax: (250) 352-9300

The Trust Working Closely with People in the Basin

Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin.  They take their lead from residents and communities. Whatever the situation calls for, they adapt their role: from providing resources, to bringing people together, to leading an entire initiative. The Trust is here to offer experience and support to all Basin residents.

Columbia Basin Trust provides an extensive range of services, programs, initiatives (including the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program) and financial investments.  Their purpose is straightforward: they exist and act for the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Basin—now and for generations to come.

Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program (CIP/AAP)

The CIP/AAP Program is one of the oldest funding program provided by the Trust  and is designed to support projects identified as priorities within individual communities and incorporate community-based funding decisions to better meet local priorities that meet priorities in all communities and rural areas in the Basin. The funding is intended to foster activities that each community deems important and to fund projects supported by the community that might otherwise not have been undertaken.

CIP and AAP funds are distributed once a year to Trust’s local government partners: the Regional Districts of East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, City of Revelstoke, Town of Golden, Village of Valemount, Ktunaxa Nation Council and Shuswap Indian Band.  Funding is allocated to each electoral area based on CBT CIP/AAP program funding criteria.  

The Affected Areas Program (AAP) is designed to put funds back into the Basin for those communities most affected by dam construction under the Columbia River Treaty. The AAP funds projects that meet priorities in communities which lie within 10 kilometres of the Duncan Reservoir (portion of Area D) as well as within 10 kilometres of the Arrow Lakes, upstream of the reservoir (portion of Area J), all of Area K, and the Village of Nakusp. Affected Area communities include: portion of Area D (Argenta, Cooper Creek, Howser, Johnsons Landing, Lardeau and Meadow Creek), portion of Area J (Brooklyn, Deer Park, Renata, Shields and Syringa), and Area K (Arrow Park, Burton, Edgewood, Fauquier, Rural Nakusp/Bayview and the Village of Nakusp).

CIP/AAP Project Timelines, Due Dates and Deadlines

The CIP/AAP project period* is recognized as the day following RDCK Board Approval held in May of each year through June 30th of the following year.

Funding Period
Project Approval Date (RDCK Board Meeting)
Project Period*
Report Due Date**
Report Deadline***


May 19/16

May 20/16-Jun 30/17

June 30/17

Dec. 31/17


May 21/15

May 22/15-Jun 30/16

June 30/16

Dec. 31/16

and earlier




Dec. 31/16

Final Financial Report - Report Requirements

Organizations in receipt of CIP/AAP funding are required to submit a final financial report for each project supported with CIP/AAP funding.  The report must be completed in its entirety including the GST declaration, financial statement information, project outcome details and accompanied by copies of receipts/invoices that provides details and proof of how all the funding was utilized. Project expenditures supported by CIP/AAP funding need to have incurred during the noted project period*.

Final Financial Report  - Due by Jun 30th**

Project periods for CIP/AAP funded projects are noted above and projects are expected to be completed by Jun 30th of the year following receipt of funding. Final Financial Reports are due by Jun 30th or upon project completion, whichever date comes first. It is strongly recommended that organizations submit the required financial report as soon as the project is complete or once CIP/AAP funding has been utilized.

Final-Financial-Report.pdf [PDF - 453 KB]

Project Extension and Change of Scope Requests - Submissions by Oct 31st

Project Extension or Change of Scope requests must be submitted in writing by Oct 31st outlining the circumstances resulting in the need for a project extension or scope change as well as a description of anticipated outcomes, progress update, contributing factors and anticipated completion date.

Deadline for Report Submissions is Dec 31st***

The given deadline to submit Final Financial Reports is December 31st and organizations failing to satisfy reporting requirements or failing to obtain an authorized extension/change of scope by the December 31st deadline will not be eligible for 2017 CIP/AAP funding consideration.

2017 CIP/AAP - Call for Proposal Application

Proposal 'application' forms will be available again in January 2017 on this website, and at the RDCK head office in Nelson; RDCK Services at the Creston Library; City and Village halls/municipal offices throughout the Regional District and from RDCK Electoral Area Directors.   Proposals will be welcomed by email, fax, post, courier, or by hand delivery.

- Please note the 2017 application will be available at a later date, thank you for checking back

CIP/AAP Projects funded in 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016

2016 CIP/AAP - Funded Projects [PDF - 230 KB]

2015 CIP/AAP - Funded Projects [PDF - 461 KB]

2014 CIP/AAP - Funded Projects [PDF - 208 KB]

2013 CIP/AAP - Funded Projects [PDF - 498 KB]

The content on this page was last updated October 28, 2016 at 09:50 AM