Columbia Basin Trust CIP/AAP

Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program Funding

2019 CIP/AAP Proposals are APPROVED

Recommendations from the community engagement meetings were approved at the May 16, 2019 RDCK Board meeting per Board resolution 364/19, 366/19 and 367/19. The approved proprosals are listed here "APPROVED PROPOSALS(please note, if there is a discrepency in the information provided in this listing report please note, the information detailed in the noted resolutions will prevail).


Disbursement of funding payments for approved proposals will occur during the month of June.  Organizations receiving funding support for $5000 or more from a supporting area are required to sign a funding agreement prior to the release of funding.


The 2019 CIP/AAP project period is defined as May 17, 2019 to June 30, 2020.  All proposals (projects) funded with 2019 CIP/AAP funding are expected to be completed during this time and expenses are to have incurred post May 16, 2019.


YES, all organizations in receipt of CIP/AAP funding are required to, voluntarily and without reminders, submit a RDCK Final Financial Report  by June 30th of the year following receipt of funding using the 2019 RDCK Final Financial Report.  It is expected that proposals funded in 2019 be completed by June 30, 2020 at which time a final financial report is due. 

2019 RDCK Final Financial Report 

An intact Final Financial Report must be completed in its entirety.  The report MUST include the GST declaration; financial statement information outlining the revenue and expense activity of funded project; and copies of receipts/invoices that demonstrate how the total amount of CIP/AAP funding was utilized by the organization. Please submit as one pdf file by email and submissions via third party websites such as ICloud, Google, etc. are not accepted at this time.


Organizations with outstanding or incomplete Project Financial Reports as of December 31st will not be eligible for 2020 CIP/AAP funding consideration or future consideration until the outstanding or incomplete final financial report has been submitted to and approved by the RDCK.  If you are unsure of your organization's project status please contact the RDCK as soon as possible for clarification.  

Please direct all CIP/AAP program inquires 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).

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 August 8 2019 at 10:18 AM