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.
How to Apply
Each local government and Indigenous partner has its own guidelines and deadlines. Most intakes open near the beginning of the calendar year. Stay informed by signing up for our newsletter.
| Ɂakisq’nuk First Nation|
Director of Operations
|1.250.426.5717 ext 3523|
|City of Revelstoke and CSRD Area B|
Director of Corporate Administration
|Lower Kootenay (Yaqan nukiy) |
Director of Finance
|Regional District of Central Kootenay|
|Regional District of East Kootenay|
|Regional District of Kootenay Boundary|
|Shuswap Indian Band|
Manager of Territorial Stewardship and Intergovernmental Relations
Social & Education Manager
|1.250.887.3461 ext 3409 |
|Town of Golden and CSRD Area A|
|For inquiries: email@example.com ||Intake closed.|
|Village of Valemount|
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:
|City of Revelstoke and CSRD Area B||
|Lower Kootenay (Yaqan nuʔkiy)||
|Regional District of Central Kootenay||
|Regional District of East Kootenay||
|Regional District of Kootenay Boundary||
|Shuswap Indian Band||
|Tobacco Plains (ʔakink̓umǂasnuqǂiʔit)||
|Town of Golden||
|Village of Valemount||
Decisions are community-based, through processes determined by the program partners.