The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs (CIP/AAP), the Trust’s longest running programs, support projects identified as priorities within individual communities.

The CIP/AAP are funding programs designed to help address the needs of Basin communities. The programs are flexible and able to accommodate individual processes and they incorporate community-based funding decisions to better meet local priorities.

As of April 2016, the programs will be increasing community support by 15 per cent, from $3.6 million to over $4.2 million annually for the next five years.

The Trust allocates funds to local government and First Nation partners who in turn decide how they allocate the funds to communities in their regions. Applications for funding through these programs are made directly to the local government delivery partner in your area.

All areas receive Community Initiatives funding, while the communities and areas around the Arrow, Kinbasket, Duncan and Koocanusa reservoirs which were most affected by the construction of the Treaty dams, also receive Affected Areas funding.

Local Government Annual Funding

◾City of Revelstoke: $404,269
◾Ktunaxa Nation Council (four bands): $144,900
◾Regional District of Central Kootenay: $1,486,213
◾Regional District of East Kootenay: $1,197,531
◾Regional District of Kootenay Boundary: $354,973
◾Town of Golden: $325,562
◾Village of Valemount: $261,950
◾Shuswap Band: $36,225
Who Can Apply:
See each local government Application Guidelines for specific eligibility requirements.

How To Apply:
Apply directly to your local government. See contact information below.

Deadline For Applications: Deadlines vary. Visit delivery partner websites for details.

For Slocan Valley residents, CONTACT:

Regional District of Central Kootenay
Judy Madelung, Grants Coordinator
Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson

Application deadline: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. PT

More information can be found here…