Columbia Basin Trust CIP/AAP

Welcome to the webpage for the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program Funding.

What's New for 2019 - ONLINE APPLICATIONS

Deadline to Submit 2019 Proposal is February 28, 2019

  • Proposals are accepted once per year by the RDCK and the 2019 intake commenced Jan. 7th 2019.
  • The 2019 submission process has changed and in advance of submitting your 2019 proposal you are encouraged to carefully read through the application guide and application worksheet.
  • Deadline to submit a 2019 CIP/AAP proposal is 4:30pm February 28, 2019.


  • 2019 proposals must be submitted through the Trust's online application system.

The following link will connect you to the Trust's Online Application System

Submission Deadline:  Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 4:30pm

Please direct all proposal, online application process questions, and requests for assistance regarding the CIP/AAP program to Judy Madelung at 250-352-8170 or email, thank you.

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).

Financial Reports

All organizations in receipt of CIP/AAP funding are required to, voluntarily and without reminders, submit a Project Financial Report by June 30th of the year following receipt of funding using the template provided by the RDCK.

Final Financial Report (fillable)

The Project Financial Report must be completed in its entirety including the GST declaration, financial statement information, project outcome details and includes copies of receipts/invoices that provides details of how the total amount of supported CIP/AAP funding was spent. 


If you are unsure of your organization's project status please contact the RDCK as soon as possible for clarification.  An organization with an outstanding or incomplete Project Financial Report as of December 31st will not be eligible for 2019 CIP/AAP funding consideration or future consideration until the outstanding or incomplete final financial report has been submitted to and approved by the RDCK.   

Projects funded in years 2016, 2017 and 2018

CIP/AAP Funded Proposals in 2018 

CIP/AAP - Funded Proposals in 2017 

CIP/AAP - Funded Proposals in 2016  

The content on this page was last updated February 19 2019 at 10:04 AM