CBT Community Initiatives / Affected Areas

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The consultation for the 2021/2022 Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs has concluded and the RDEK Board has approved the list of projects. 

The RDEK Board of Directors has approved the 2021/2022 projects for the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs. The list of approved projects can be found under the documents section.

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

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BACKGROUND:

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 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 partners:

  • Local government partners: the regional districts of East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, the City of Revelstoke, Town of Golden and Village of Valemount; and
  • Indigenous partners: Ɂaq’am, Ɂakisq’nuk, Lower Kootenay (Yaqan nuɁkiy), Tobacco Plains Indian Band (Ɂakink’umŧasnuqŧiɁit) and the Shuswap Indian Band.

For information on other programs offered by the Trust, please call 1-800-505-8998 or visit: http://www.ourtrust.org/

The RDEK Board of Directors has approved the 2021/2022 projects for the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs. The list of approved projects can be found under the documents section.

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

LINKS:


BACKGROUND:

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 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 partners:

  • Local government partners: the regional districts of East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, the City of Revelstoke, Town of Golden and Village of Valemount; and
  • Indigenous partners: Ɂaq’am, Ɂakisq’nuk, Lower Kootenay (Yaqan nuɁkiy), Tobacco Plains Indian Band (Ɂakink’umŧasnuqŧiɁit) and the Shuswap Indian Band.

For information on other programs offered by the Trust, please call 1-800-505-8998 or visit: http://www.ourtrust.org/

The consultation for the 2021/2022 Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs has concluded and the RDEK Board has approved the list of projects. 

  • Public Comment Period Extended for Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Project Proposals

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    The RDEK is encouraging residents within the region to share their thoughts on the projects being considered for funding through the 2021/2022 Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs.

    The RDEK administers the programs on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust and RDEK Acting Corporate Officer Tina Hlushak says summaries of the proposal project descriptions are now available for review and comment. “We have an online project page that is an excellent source of information for anyone looking to learn more about the programs and the proposals being considered for funding. Public input is one of the most important ways for us to better understand the potential direct benefits of these projects in our communities, and we strongly encourage everyone to share their thoughts.”

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will not be any in-person meetings this year; however, the online comment form is available on the project page at engage.rdek.bc.ca/cbt. Those without access to computers can contact the RDEK office to request a list of proposals and get information on how they can provide feedback.

    The comment period deadline has been extended to Noon on March 23. Once the public comment period has closed, the RDEK will compile the comments received and share them with the review committees, municipalities and Electoral Area Directors. Funding recommendations are expected to be provided to the RDEK Board in June.

    The Trust supports efforts by the people of the Basin to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being and to achieve greater self-sufficiency for present and future generations. To learn more about the Trust visit www.ourtrust.org.

  • Application Deadline Nears for CIP/AA Programs for 2021/2022

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    There are less than two weeks left for interested non-profit organizations to apply for the 2021/2022 Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs.

    “These programs make a critical difference in our communities and we want to ensure eligible applicants are aware of the program guidelines and upcoming application deadline, as late applications cannot be accepted,” says RDEK Acting Corporate Officer Tina Hlushak.

    Applications must be submitted using an online application system located on https://engage.rdek.bc.ca/cbt. The application deadline is Monday, January 18, 2021 at 2:00 PM. “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.

    The Programs are funded by the Trust and administered by the RDEK.

    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.