Annual CBT Community Funds Granting Process Print Article Font Size
CBTLOGO_Web_L_col.jpgThe application period for the 2017 grant cycle has now closed. Applications must have been received via e-mail to by noon local time Friday February 3rd, 2017. Late applications are not eligible.
All applicants MUST present their proposal at one of two Public Meetings on Tuesday, February 28 and Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Golden Civic Centre. Adjudication results will be available before April. To view the projects applying for funding, click HERE.
The schedule of the proposal presentation times and date will be created and posted on the What's New section of our website after the adjudication process is complete.
Basin-Wide Program Description
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/CSRD Area A, Village of Valemount and Ktunaxa Nation Council.
As of April 2011, the programs now support the basin 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. To view the factsheet and see how the funding is distributed, click HERE.
For more information about the Columbia Basin Trust, visit
Golden Area Program Description
On behalf of the Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, the Town of Golden wholly administers this program for Golden Area residents.  A Council Select Committee of community members and staff with outside administration help, conduct the annual process of applications, adjudications, awards, and reporting.
The CBT Community Funds Local Selection Committee members include:
Randy Priest (Chair)
Lori Baxendale (Vice Chair)
Chris Hambruch (as Council representative)
Stephanie Knaak (representing the Area Director)
Lynn Romano (representing the local Community Foundation)
Nola Milum (representing the local Community Foundation)
Scott King (community representative)
Krys Sikora (community representative)
Monica Parkinson (community representative)
Support Staff:
Jon Wilsgard - staff liaison for process and protocol
Ryan Watmough - committee technical administrator
The annual grant cycle for funding begins in January. Applications are typically accepted until early February. This is followed by a public forum in March wherein all applicants must appear before the adjudication committee to briefly speak to their project. The select committee makes its final decisions for funding prior to the end of March. Successful applicants are required to provide acknowledgement and reporting on their projects, and completion within a deadline.
Please read the POLICIES AND GUIDELINES for applications CAREFULLY.  There are important long standing and new rules around applying under this program.
The APPLICATION FORM is a fillable PDF and MUST be submitted in full ONLY VIA EMAIL to  More information is included on the form.
Applications will be received until Noon (local time), Friday February 3rd, 2017.
The annual Public Forum(s) required for all applicants to attend (and the public is welcome) wherein applicants deliver a prepared speech about their projects and are asked questions by the committee will be held from 6pm-9pm, on  Tuesday February 28th and Wednesday March 1st 2017 at the Golden Civic Centre.
The committee will hold its official adjudication session in a CLOSED meeting.  Successful applicants will be informed by the Program Manager once decisions are ratified and all results will be made public thereafter.