Columbia Basin Trust CIP/AAP

COLUMBIA BASIN TRUST COMMUNITY INITIATIVES AND AFFECTED AREAS PROGRAM FUNDING (CIP/AAP)

2022 GRANT APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS JANUARY 3, 2022

 APPLY HERE

2022 CIP/AAP APPLICATION GUIDE [PDF - 487 KB]

2022 CIP/AAP WORKSHEET [PDF - 381 KB]

2022 CIP/AAP ONLINE APPLICATION FAQS [PDF - 26 KB]

WHAT IS THIS PROGRAM ABOUT?

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.

The granting allocation for the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) for 2022-2023 is $1,486,212

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.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Project proposals must benefit one or more of the following areas within the RDCK:

MUNICIPALITIES  

City of Castlegar

Village of New Denver
City of Nelson Village of Salmo
Town of Creston Village of Silverton
Village of Kaslo Village of Slocan
Village of Nakusp  

RURAL ELECTORAL AREAS: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K

Eligible applicants include registered organizations that are:

  • Not-for-profit
  • First Nations
  • Registered schools
  • Local government

Any private sector proposal that comes forward must be sponsored by an eligible organization and must clearly demonstrate community benefits.

Please note that in order to be eligible for 2022 grant funding, an organization must be in good standing, which means organization which received funding in 2020 or prior MUST have submitted a Final Financial Report to the RDCK before December 31, 2021, or else will not be eligible for 2022 funding consideration, unless a project extension has been granted.

Projects within the City of Nelson

The City of Nelson has specific criteria regarding Nelson’s Sustainability Goals and Community Priorities. Please visit their website here or contact Gabriel Bouvet-Boisclair at dco@nelson.ca or 250-352-8254 for more information regarding your proposal. All proposals need to be submitted to the attention of the RDCK and supporting documentation for City of Nelson consideration may total five (5) pages.

Projects within the Village of Nakusp and Area K Bayview

The Village of Nakusp and Area K‐Bayview CIP/AAP funding will be utilized for community‐based projects and funding will be allocated based on community relevance and projects that provide clear impact and benefit to the Nakusp/Area K-Bayview area prior to supporting applications that benefit other areas of the Basin.

Project Period

The 2022-2023 project period is recognized as the day following the May 2022 RDCK Board meeting to June 30, 2023. Eligible project expenses incurred following the date of the May 2022 RDCK Board meeting can be utilized to satisfy reporting requirements. Projects are expected to be completed within this one year period and expenses pertaining to project funding must be incurred no earlier than the start date of the project period.

WHAT TYPES OF PROPOSALS/COSTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE?

The Columbia Basin Trust Act requires that Trust funding not relieve any level of government of its normal obligations. Program funds should not be used to fund basic infrastructure activities that are normally funded through the government tax base such as roads, sewers, municipal water systems and fire protection.

Proposals requesting multi-year funding will not be considered.

Expenses pertaining to project funding incurred before the start date of the project period will not be eligible. 

Operational costs are not eligible for funding. On-going operational costs are those costs which are intended to support staff positions and regular payments expected to be made by the organization to ensure the continuity of its operations. These include costs such as rent payments, utilities, levies, and other contractual obligations.

Exceptions:

  • Affected Area Program (AAP) funding
    • Start-up costs for an organization, with a clear plan for on-going support of the operations in the future and that the time frame for the longer term operational funding is outlined in the proposal

WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?

The deadline for submission of proposals to the RDCK is 4:30 pm on Friday, February 11, 2022.  Late applications will not be accepted. Applications must be completed through the online application system.

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.

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).

Projects funded in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

CIP/AAP Funded Proposal in 2021

CIP/AAP - Funded Proposal in 2020

CIP/AAP - Funded Proposal in 2019

 

 

 

The content on this page was last updated December 22 2021 at 2:56 PM