The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is accepting grant applications for the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program (CIP/AAP).

The programs support local projects that provide additional value to Basin communities and that benefit the broad community and public good. The CIP/AAP are intended to be flexible and incorporate community based funding decisions. Program funds are distributed annually to the Trust’s regional government and indigenous partners, including the RDCK.

Last year, 280 applications were received, of which 265 were approved. The majority of projects that received funding were supporting cultural, social, environmental and economic projects. The granting allocation for the RDCK for the 2021-2022 is $1,486,212.

“As a basin community, we at the Regional District of Central Kootenay continue to benefit from Columbia Basin Trust’s long term commitment to support and build up local projects in our area,” said Aimee Watson, RDCK Board of Directors Chair. “We look forward to seeing the submissions and having our community participate in the engagement process that the CIP and AAP program requires.”

Visit the RDCK website ( and click on the subtopic Columbia Basin Trust CIP/AAP at left) to find more information about the Columbia Basin Trust CIP/AAP, including, who is eligible and how to apply. The deadline for application is February 11, 2022 at 4:30 pm.