Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs

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The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs are funded by Columbia Basin Trust (the Trust) and managed by local regional governments and Indigenous partners.

The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs 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 the Trust’s Indigenous partners: Ɂaq’am, Ɂakisq’nuk, Lower Kootenay (Yaqan nuɁkiy), Tobacco Plains Indian Band (Ɂakink’umŧasnuqŧiɁit) and the Shuswap Indian Band.

In the East Kootenay, the Community Initiatives Program funds projects that are identified as priorities within the communities and rural areas of the Regional District of East Kootenay.

The Affected Areas Program is designed to put funds back into the Basin for those communities most affected by dam construction under the Columbia River Treaty. In the East Kootenay, the Program funds projects that meet priorities in communities which lie within 10 km of Lake Koocanusa and include the following:

  • Electoral Area B: Jaffray, Galloway, Elko, Baynes Lake, Grasmere, and Newgate
  • Portion of Electoral Area C: Wardner, Mayook and Bull River

Proposals are accepted once per year and must be submitted through the Trust’s online application system. You are encouraged to carefully read through the 2022 Application Guide for application information and instructions.

The deadline to submit proposals for the 2022/2023 Program year to the RDEK is 2:00 pm on Monday, January 17, 2022.

DOCUMENT LINKS:

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM - COMMUNITY INITIATIVES AND AFFECTED AREAS PROGRAMS:

For information on other programs offered by the Trust, please visit their website at: https://www.ourtrust.org/

The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs are funded by Columbia Basin Trust (the Trust) and managed by local regional governments and Indigenous partners.

The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs 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 the Trust’s Indigenous partners: Ɂaq’am, Ɂakisq’nuk, Lower Kootenay (Yaqan nuɁkiy), Tobacco Plains Indian Band (Ɂakink’umŧasnuqŧiɁit) and the Shuswap Indian Band.

In the East Kootenay, the Community Initiatives Program funds projects that are identified as priorities within the communities and rural areas of the Regional District of East Kootenay.

The Affected Areas Program is designed to put funds back into the Basin for those communities most affected by dam construction under the Columbia River Treaty. In the East Kootenay, the Program funds projects that meet priorities in communities which lie within 10 km of Lake Koocanusa and include the following:

  • Electoral Area B: Jaffray, Galloway, Elko, Baynes Lake, Grasmere, and Newgate
  • Portion of Electoral Area C: Wardner, Mayook and Bull River

Proposals are accepted once per year and must be submitted through the Trust’s online application system. You are encouraged to carefully read through the 2022 Application Guide for application information and instructions.

The deadline to submit proposals for the 2022/2023 Program year to the RDEK is 2:00 pm on Monday, January 17, 2022.

DOCUMENT LINKS:

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM - COMMUNITY INITIATIVES AND AFFECTED AREAS PROGRAMS:

For information on other programs offered by the Trust, please visit their website at: https://www.ourtrust.org/

  • Applications Now Being Accepted for 2022/2023 Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs

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    Interested non-profit organizations are now able to apply for the 2022/2023 Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs.

    The programs funded by the Trust and administered by the RDEK.

    “We recognize the tremendous impact these programs make on so many local projects and programs and want to ensure potential applicants are aware of the guidelines and submission deadline,” says RDEK Corporate Officer Tina Hlushak.

    Applications must be submitted using the online application system located on https://engage.rdek.bc.ca/cbt. The application deadline is Monday, January 17, 2022 at 2:00pm. “In addition to the application details, the webpage includes the timelines for this year’s process, a list of previously approved projects and other key information,” adds Hlushak.

    The Programs are open to registered non-profit organizations, First Nations, registered schools and local governments. Any private sector proposals must be sponsored by an eligible organization and must clearly demonstrate community benefits. All applications must be submitted prior to the deadline.

    For more information, contact the RDEK or visit https://engage.rdek.bc.ca/cbt. To learn more about the Trust’s work, programs and grants, visit www.ourtrust.org.

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