Columbia Basin Trust CIP/AAP

2018 Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs Intake Period - Apply Now to Feb. 28/18

Wish to apply for project funding?  The Regional District of Central Kootenay is now accepting project proposals for Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program (CIP/AAP) funding from non-profit organizations, societies, and groups throughout the RDCK.

WHO CAN APPLY? Eligible applicants include registered and non-registered non-profits, Indigenous organizations, registered schools, and local government.  Proposals need to adhere to the spirit of programs provided by the Trust and support efforts by the people in the Basin for meeting community and public need rather than private needs.  CIP/AAP funding is to be used to support proposals that provide additional value for the public good and to assist communities in achieving their collective priorities.

HOW TO APPLY? - Proposals are accepted once per year, January 1 thru February 28, 2018.

The proposal form and guidelines are available below and will also be available in hard copy from Area Directors; RDCK Services at the Creston Library; the Lardeau Community Centre; City, Town and Village offices throughout the Regional District; and at the RDCK head office in Nelson commencing January 2018.

2018_CIP-AAP-Project-Proposal_fillable.pdf    or      2018-CIP-AAP-Project-Proposal_blank.pdf [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Submit One (1) Project Proposal per Project:  Email submissions must include in the subject line: “2018 CIP/AAP Proposal”, the “Name of Organization” and "Name of Project".  Email submissions must only include documents pertaining to the specific proposal and please, do not mail a paper copy if the original proposal is submitted by email.  Confirmation will be provided by email by March 9/18 and in the event you don't receive a confirmation that your proposal has been received please contact the RDCK as noted below.

Inquiries and submissions:  Regional District of Central Kootenay, Attention:  Judy Madelung, Grants Coordinator Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive Nelson BC  V1L 5R4      Email: or fax 250-352-9300

2018 CIP/AAP Project Proposals will be accepted until 4:30pm PST February 28, 2018


Reporting Requirements:  All organizations that receive CIP/AAP funding are required to submit a final financial report.  Organizations in receipt of CIP/AAP funding in years 2016 or earlier need to satisfy reporting requirements by submitting a complete and intact final financial report by December 31, 2017, failing to satisfy reporting requirements deems said organizations ineligible for 2018 funding consideration. (see additional information below)

The Trust Working Closely with People in the Basin

The 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.

The 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.

Organization in receipt of funding in years 2016 and earlier, please note the deadline for submitting complete and intact final financial reports is Dec 31/17.  Organizations failing to satisfy reporting requirements by the deadline date will not be eligible for 2018 CIP/AAP funding consideration.  More information regarding final financial reporting is available below.

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).

Project Periods and Final Financial Reports Requirements

Project periods for CIP/AAP funded projects are noted below and projects are expected to be completed by Jun 30th of the year following receipt of funding at which time a final financial report is due.It is advised that organizations submit the required financial report as soon as the project is complete or has spent all CIP/AAP funding. 

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 dates of how the total amount of CIP/AAP funding was utilized.  Reports need to be submitted ‘intact and complete’ as it is the organization’s responsibility to present a complete and compiled report, preferably in a pdf file format and not submitted as individual files or by websites such as Icloud or Onedrive.

CIP/AAP Final Financial Report (fillable)  

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







May * 2018



May 18/17

May */18 - Jun 30/19


May 19/17-Jun 30/18




Jun 30/18

Dec 31/19



Dec 31/18


May 19/16

May 20/16-Jun 30/17

Jun 30/17

Dec. 31/17

and earlier




Dec. 31/17

Project Extension and Change of Scope Requests Deadline was Oct 31/17

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.

CIP/AAP Projects funded in 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017

2017 CIP/AAP - Funded Proposals [PDF - 318 KB]

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]

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