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 PartnerContact NameContact InfoWebsiteOpening DateDeadline
ʔakisq̓nuk
Stephanie Sam
Education Manager
1.250.342.6301
ssam@akisqnuk.org
WebsiteOngoing intake-
Ɂaq̓am
Michelle Shortridge
Director of Operations
1.250.426.5717 ext 3523
mshortridge@Aqam.net
WebsiteOngoing intake-
City of Revelstoke and CSRD Area BDawn Low
Director of Corporate Administration
1.250.837.2911
cbt_cip@revelstoke.ca
WebsiteThis intake is now closed.
Kenpésq̓t
Mark Thomas
Councillor
1.250.341.3678
mthomas@shuswapband.net
WebsiteOngoing intake-
Regional District of Central KootenayLisa Rein
Grants Coordinator
1.250.352.8170
LRein@rdck.bc.ca
WebsiteThis intake is now closed.
Regional District of East KootenayTina Hlushak
A/Corporate Officer
1.250.489.2791
CIPApplications@rdek.bc.ca
WebsiteThis intake is now closed.
Regional District of Kootenay BoundaryCarolyn Gillis
Financial Services Manager
1.250.368.0251
cgillis@rdkb.com
WebsiteThis Intake is now closed.
Town of Golden and CSRD Area A
Ryan Watmough
Program Manager/Consultant
For inquiries: cbtadmin@golden.ca WebsiteThis intake is now closed.
Village of Valemount
Krista Etty
Grant Clerk
1.250.566.4435
grantclerk@valemount.ca
WebsiteThis intake is now closed.
Yaqan nukiyZina Kwan
Director of Finance
1.250.428.4428
finance@lowerkootenay.com
WebsiteOngoing intake-
Yaq̓it ʔ,a·knuqǂiʔit
Tania Brewer
Band Administrator
1.250.887.3461 ext 3409
tbrewer@tobaccoplains.org
Website 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.