Columbia Basin Trust CIP/AAP

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.

2017 Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program Funding - Call for Proposals are welcome between January 8 to February 28, 2017

Registered and non-registered non-profit and not-for-profit societies, groups, and organizations in good standing are invited to submit project proposals using the following link '2017/2018 Project Proposal (Attachment A) Fillable Form [PDF - 1.7 MB]', please ensure your pc security settings are set to allow downloads and fillable forms. 

The electronic form noted above is the preferred format to use for submitting project proposals however if needed please feel free to use this link for a blank [PDF - 1.6 MB] version of the proposal form.  Printed copies of the proposal form are available 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 can be submitted by email, fax, post, courier, or by hand delivery.

Project Proposals and 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


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 29/17-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 was Dec 31, 2016

The final deadline to submit Final Financial Reports for projects funded in years 2015 and earlier was December 31, 2016.  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 2017 CIP/AAP funding consideration.

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 January 17, 2017 at 02:36 PM