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 (CIP) and Affected Areas (AAP) Program

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).

Project Period Timelines

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

RDCK Board Meeting* (Approval Date)



Report Deadline


May 19/16

May 20/16

June 30/17

Dec. 31/17


May 21/15

May 22/15

June 30/16

Dec. 31/16

and earlier




Dec. 31/16

Final Financial Report

Organizations in receipt of CIP/AAP funding are required to submit an intact final financial report (see below) for each project funded through the CIP/AAP Program   The report needs to be completed in its entirety including the GST declaration and be accompanied by copies of receipts/invoices that provides details and proof of how all the funding was utilized. 

CIP-AAP-Final-Financial-Report.pdf [PDF - 364 KB]

Reporting Deadline - December 31st 

The deadline to submit the Final Financial Report is December 31st of each year and it is strongly recommended organizations submit the required financial report once CIP/AAP funding has been utilized or upon overall project completion, whichever comes first.

Project Extension and Change of Scope Requests

Extension or Change of Scope requests must be submitted in writing to the RDCK Grants Coordinator and the request must be approved and intact by the Dec 31st deadline in order for the organization to remain in good standing and be eligible for future CIP/AAP funding consideration.

Organizations failing to satisfy reporting requirements or project status conditions 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 August 16, 2016 at 11:22 AM