Columbia Basin Trust CIP/AAP

2018 Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs


DID YOU APPLY? - Deadline was February 28, 2018

Inquiries need to be forwarded to the Regional District of Central Kootenay, attention Judy Madelung, Grants Coordinator Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive Nelson BC V1L 5R4 250-352-8170 or email:

Please review the list of projects eligible for 2018 CIP/AAP funding consideration, if your project is not on the list and you haven't been contacted, please contact the above immediately.

Projects Eligible for 2018 CIP/AAP Funding Consideration


March 2018

Proposals - Confirmation of Receipt and Eligibility Review

Hopefully all organizations that submitted 2018 project proposals have received an email confirming that their proposal has been received.  Proposals will be further reviewed to ensure the organization is in good standing and the proposal adheres to CIP/AAP and RDCK qualifying conditions.  In the event the project does not qualify for 2018 CIP/AAP funding consideration the organization will be advised.  A list of eligible 2018 proposals will be made available on this page as soon as possible and if you have concerns that your proposal has not been received or being considererd please contact our office immediately.

 April 2018

Community Engagement Meetings – Meeting Schedule

Proponents are expected to attend the public input meeting in each area that funding support is requested from and organizations need to be prepared to make a short presentation regarding their project or be prepared to respond to inquiries about their project.  Public input meetings will be held throughout the RDCK during the month of April.  The meeting schedule (click here) will also be made available in local newspapers towards the end of March and details regarding how each area conducts their public input meeting (adjudication process, community involvement and criteria conditions) will be made available on the RDCK website prior to the meeting dates.

May 2018

Proposal Approval Date:  May 17/18

Proposals supported though the adjudication and community involvement meeting process will be presented for approval at the May 17/18 RDCK board meeting and a list of successful projects will available for viewing on the RDCK website following the board meeting.

Project Period Dates - Project Year:  May 18/18 to June 30/19

The 2018/2019 CIP/AAP project year is recognized as May 18/18 to June 30/19 and project expenditures utilizing 2018 funding are to incur from May 18/18 onwards. 

NOTE:  Projects can commence prior to the approval date however, 2018 funding can only be used to satisfy project expenses dated May 18/18 onwards.

June 2018

Disbursement of CIP/AAP Funding

Payments to successful organizations will be made during the month of June.

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).

Reporting 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. CIP/AAP Final Financial Report (fillable) [PDF - 464 KB] 

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.

Project Periods

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 17/18



May 18/17

May 18/18 - Jun 30/19


May 19/17-Jun 30/18

Jun 30/19



Jun 30/18

Dec 31/19



Dec 31/18


and earlier



Dec. 31/18






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 2016 - 2017

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

2016 CIP/AAP - Funded Projects [PDF - 230 KB]


The content on this page was last updated March 19 2018 at 2:00 PM