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 partners:
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:
Proposals are accepted once per year and must be submitted through the Trust’s online application system. This is a new process and you are encouraged to carefully read through the 2019 Application Guide for application information and instructions. .
The deadline to submit proposals for the 2019/2020 Program year to the RDEK is 2:00 pm on Monday, January 21, 2019.
For further information regarding the Community Initiatives & Affected Areas Programs please contact:
Deputy Corporate Officer
Phone: 250-489-2791 or 1-888-478-7335 (toll-free)
For information on other programs offered by the Columbia Basin Trust, please contact the Columbia Basin Trust at 1-800-505-8998 or visit their website at: http://www.ourtrust.org/
Last edited: Thu, December 13, 2018 - 2:05:07