Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs
The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs (CIP/AAP), CBT's oldest 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. Program funds are allocated on a per capita funding formula and are distributed once a year to CBT's local government partners: the regional districts of East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, and the City of Revelstoke, Town of Golden, Village of Valemount and Ktunaxa Nation Council.
As of April 2011, the programs will be supporting communities with $3.6 million annually, commencing a five-year funding commitment. There will also be a new $30,000 minimum (based on combined CIP and AAP funding) per incorporated municipality, regional district area or First Nation band. All areas receive CIP funding, while those most affected by dam construction under the Columbia River Treaty (those around the Arrow, Kinbasket, Duncan and Koocanusa reservoirs) also receive AAP funding.
Applications for funding through these programs are made directly to the local government delivery partner in your area.
CIP/AAP Fact Sheet
Who Can Apply:
Basin residents and organizations.
How to Apply:
Regional District of East Kootenay
Deadline: Monday, February 18, 2013, 4:30 p.m. MT
Guidelines: RDEK Guidelines
Application: RDEK Application Form
City of Revelstoke
Deadline: Monday, February 18, 2013, 4:30 p.m. PST
Guidelines: Revelstoke Guidelines
Application: Contact the City of Revelstoke.
Village of Valemount
Guidelines: Valemount Application Guidelines to follow.
Application: Valemount Application Form to follow.
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Deadline: Monday, March 4, 2013, 4:30 p.m. PST
Application: RDCK Application Form
Town of Golden
Deadline: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 4:30 p.m. MT
Guidelines: Golden Guidelines
Application: Golden Application Form
Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
Application: RDKB Application Form to follow.
For information on how to apply, contact your local government.
Deadline For Applications: Deadlines vary from one region to another, but generally applications deadlines are in February or March and decisions are finalized in April or May of each year. Check with your local government for current deadlines in your area.
Due to the high volume of applicants, late submissions will not be reviewed.
- Land Acquisition, Capacity Building, Advocacy and Awareness, and Access and Activity Spring Cycle Application deadline: March 10, 2013 (midnight Pacific Time) Applicants notified: Mid-May 2013
- Grassroots Product Donations Applications are accepted anytime and take up to six weeks to process.
- Expedition Support Application deadline is February 1, May 1, and October 1 (midnight Pacific Time) and takes up to six weeks to process.
Please review our FAQs . If you have additional questions please call or email:
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Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia - Green Building Grants
2013 Green Building Grant application forms for the 2013 Vancity/Real Estate Foundation Green Building Grant Program are now available. The application deadline is April 2nd.
This co-granting program focuses on:
- Building renovations/retrofits that demonstrate leadership and can inspire similar projects or initiatives with positive environmental impacts or benefits
- Regulatory changes that advance green building development and practice
- Education to increase the understanding and use of practical green building strategies
In 2013 there will be $200,000 available for Green Building Grants; individual grants can be up to $50,000 each.
For information on past grants, take a look at the "year" sub-pages listed on the left side of the main Green Building Grant page on our website.
2013 grant application forms: Application form & Budget form
Questions? Contact Leanne Sexsmith, Grants Manager: leanne (at) refbc.com | 604.688.6800 ext 111 | toll free 1.866.912.6800 ext 111