Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs

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: Ɂaq̓am, ʔakisq̓nuk, Yaqan nuɁkiy, Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqǂiʔit, and Kenpésq̓t.

View the program overview.

Each local government and Indigenous partner has its own guidelines and deadlines. Check the corresponding website linked below for instructions on how to apply. Most intakes open near the beginning of the calendar year. Stay informed by signing up for our newsletter.

Local
Government
or
Indigenous
Partner
Contact
Name
Contact InfoWebsiteOpening
Date
Deadline
ʔakisq̓nukStephanie
Sam,
Education
Manager
1.250.342.6301
ssam@akisqnuk.org
WebsiteOngoing
Intake
Ongoing Intake
Ɂaq̓amMichelle
Shortridge,
Director of
Operations
1.250.426.5717 ext 3523
mshortridge@Aqam.net
WebsiteOngoing
Intake
Ongoing Intake
City of
Revelstoke
and CSRD
Area B
Jaleen Rousseau, Corporate Services Coordinator1.250.837.2911
cbt_cip@revelstoke.ca
WebsiteApplications are closed. Applications are closed.
Kenpésq̓tMark Thomas,
Councillor
1.250.341.3678
mthomas@shuswapband.net
WebsiteOngoing
Intake
Ongoing Intake
Regional
District
of Central
Kootenay
Lisa Rein,
Grants
Coordinator
1.250.352.8170
LRein@rdck.bc.ca
WebsiteApplications are closed.Applications are closed.
Regional
District
of East
Kootenay
Nikki
Bradshaw,
Deputy
Corporate
Officer
1.250.489.2791
CIPApplications@rdek.bc.ca
WebsiteApplications are closed. Applications are closed.
Regional
District
of Kootenay
Boundary
Judy
Madelung, Administration
Clerk
1.250.368.9148 ext. 291
CBT-CIP@rdkb.com
Website Applications are closed. Applications are closed.
Town of
Golden
and CSRD
Area A
Ryan
Watmough,
Program
Manager/
Consultant
For inquiries: cbtadmin@golden.caWebsiteApplications are closed.Applications are closed.
Village of
Valemount
Tracey Dennis,
Grant Clerk
1.250.566.4435
grantclerk@valemount.ca
WebsiteApplications are closed.Applications are closed.
Yaqan nukiyZina
Kwan
Director of
Finance
1.250.428.4428
finance@lowerkootenay.com
WebsiteOngoing
Intake
Ongoing Intake
Yaq̓it
ʔ,a·knuqǂiʔit
Tania
Brewer,
Band
Administrator
1.250.887.3461 ext 3409
tbrewer@tobaccoplains.org
WebsiteOngoing
Intake
Ongoing Intake

All areas in the Basin receive Community Initiatives funding. The areas most affected by the construction of Columbia River Treaty dams also receive Affected Areas funding: these include the communities around the Arrow, Kinbasket, Duncan and Koocanusa reservoirs.

We have committed a total of $4.2 million per year to the programs. This is divided amongst local government and Indigenous partners as follows:

Ɂaq̓am
$36,225
ʔakisq̓nuk
$36,225
City of Revelstoke and CSRD Area B
$404,270
Kenpésq̓t
$36,225
Regional District of Central Kootenay
$1,486,212
Regional District of East Kootenay
$1,197,530
Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
$354,973
Town of Golden
$325,562
Village of Valemount
$261,950
yaqan nuɁkiy
$36,225
Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqǂiʔit 
$36,225

Decisions are community-based, through processes determined by the program partners.