Columbia Basin Trust CIP/AAP

Location Change - Area F CIP Public Input Meeting, April 19/17 6:00-8:00pm

Location changed from RDCK Board Room to the Prestige Lakeside Resort - Kootenay Room, 701 Lakeside Dr. Nelson BC


2017 Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program Funding - Call for Proposals Saw Increase in Submissions.

The CIP/AAP program again proved to be very popular with non-profit organizations and groups throughout the RDCK.

The 2017 CIP/AAP program intake period again proved to be very popular with non-profit groups and organizations throughout the RDCK.  Three hundred and ten proposals were received and 306 project proposals (see below) seeking a total of $2,658,716.58 in funding support will be considered by the 22 various communities throughout the RDCK at public input meetings during the month of April. 

List of 2017 CIP/AAP Proposals Seeking Funding Consideration [PDF - 304 KB]

Inquiries are welcomed by Regional District of Central Kootenay, Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4  

Attention: Judy Madelung, Grants Coordinator at 250-352-8170, by email at, or fax (250) 352-9300 

Public Input Meetings

Organizations requesting CIP/AAP funding are expected to attend the public input meeting in all areas that funding consideration is being requested from.  Please note that each area conducts meetings based on individual protocol and details regarding how each area conducts their meeting is available through this link. [PDF - 1.2 MB]

2017 CIP/APP Public Meetings:  Date - Time - Place
6:30 pm
Gray Creek Hall
Gray Creek Hall Rd.
Gray Creek, BC
6:30 pm
Erickson School
3523 Hwy 3
Erickson, BC
7:00 pm
West Creston Millennium Hall
1350 West Creston Rd.
Creston, BC
D/Kaslo CIP
7:00-9:00 pm
Royal Canadian Legion
 403 5th St.
Kaslo, BC
D Affected Area
6-8 pm
Argenta Hall
1024 Argenta Rd.
Argenta, BC
1:00-3:00 pm
Blewett School
2665 Blewett Rd.
Nelson, BC
6:00-8:00 pm
Regional District Central Kootenay Board Room
202 Lakeside Dr.
Nelson, BC
G & Salmo
7:00 pm
Salmo Valley Youth and Community Centre
206-7th St.
Salmo, BC
1:00-3:00 pm
Winlaw Community Hall
#5897 Hwy #6
Winlaw, BC
7:00 pm
Tarry’s Hall
1986 Hwy 3A
Castlegar, BC
6:30-9:30 pm
Castlegar & District Community Complex
2101 6th Avenue  (Monashee room)
Castlegar, BC
K-Arrow Park
2:00-3:00 pm
Balogh/Lounsbury Residence
3710 Rock Island Road
East Arrow Park, BC
7:00 pm
Burton Community Hall
125 Burton Main Rd.
Burton, BC
6:30 pm
Edgewood Community Hall
234 Granby Dr.
Edgewood, BC
7:00 pm
Fauquier Community Hall
119 Oak St.
Fauquier, BC
6:00 pm
Castlegar Community Forum
CBT Trust Building #101 - 445 13th Ave., Castlegar
Castlegar, BC
4:00 pm
Creston Town Hall, Council Chambers
238 - 10th Ave. N.
Creston, BC
Nakusp Rural Nakusp  & Bayview
Meeting 23-Apr-17 Cancelled
noon - 4:00 pm
Nakusp & District Sports Complex
200 - 8th Ave. NW
Nakusp, BC
2:00 pm
Nelson City Council 
#101 - 310 Ward St.
Nelson, BC
New Denver
7:00 pm
Knox Hall
521 - 6th Avenue
New Denver, BC
5:00-10:00 pm
Silverton Memorial Hall
Lake Avenue
Silverton, BC
5:00 pm
Village of Slocan - Council Chambers
503 Slocan St.
Slocan, BC

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.

The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs (CIP/AAP) are intended to be flexible and incorporate community-based funding decisions. The programs support local projects that provide additional value to Basin communities, and that benefit the broad community and public good. Program funds are distributed annually to the Trust’s local government partners: the regional districts of East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, the City of Revelstoke, Town of Golden, Village of Valemount, and to our Indigenous partners: Ɂaq’am, Ɂakisq’nuk, Lower Kootenay (Yaqan nuɁkiy), Tobacco Plains Indian Band (Ɂakink’umŧasnuqŧiɁit) and the Shuswap Indian Band.

CIP/AAP Program Funding is for meeting community and public needs rather than private needs and the Columbia Basin Trust Act requires Trust funding NOT relieve any level of government of its normal obligations.  Program funds are not to be used to fund basic infrastructure activities such as roads, sewers, water systems, fire services and core services normally provided through government taxation.

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

Deadline to Submit Report


May 18/17

May 19/17-Jun 30/18

Jun 30/18

Dec. 31/18


May 19/16

May 20/16-Jun 30/17

Jun 30/17

Dec. 31/17

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 following the noted project approval date.

Jun 30th - Due date for Final Financial Report

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 advised 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 - 454 KB]

Project Extension and Change of Scope Requests - 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 for projects funded in years 2016 and earlier is Dec 31, 2017

The final deadline to submit Final Financial Reports for projects funded in years 2016 and earlier is December 31, 2017.  Organizations failing to satisfy reporting requirements or failing to obtain an authorized extension/change of scope by the deadline date will not be eligible for 2018 CIP/AAP funding consideration.

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

2017 CIP/AAP Supported Proposals will be approved at the May 18, 2017 Board Meeting (TBA)

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 April 19 2017 at 11:01 AM