2022 Community Initiatives Program Information

GRANT FUNDING HAS BEEN AWARDED!

View the list of successful applicants

THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS CLOSED!

HERE IS THE LIST OF 2022 Community Initiatives & Affected Areas Program Applicants

AN ONLINE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT SESSION WAS HELD ON MARCH 7, 2022 AT 7PM

Funding Applicants were given an opportunity to present details on their proposed projects, related funding requests and targeted community benefit to the public and grant funding Evaluation Committee.  At the conclusion of project presentations, the public was given an opportunity cast their votes for the 10 projects they felt offered Revelstoke and Area B the greatest community benefit! 


GRANT FUNDING BACKGROUND INFORMATION

On behalf of the Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD), the City of Revelstoke wholly administers this program for area residents.  A committee of community members and staff with outside administration help, conduct the annual process of applications, adjudications, awards, and reporting.


Evaluation Criteria

Project evaluation criteria includes four components:

A. ‘Screening’ criteria which all projects must meet;
B. Key community-based environmental and social goals;
C. General project criteria including practical factors and economic impacts; and
D. Community support.

The screening criteria will be applied early in the proposal review process to avoid unnecessary consideration of projects that do not meet the intent of this program. The remaining three categories – key community criteria, general project criteria and community support - will be assigned a point value for evaluation and ranking of proposals. A maximum of 100 points will be distributed as follows: 40 points to key community criteria, 45 points to general project criteria and 15 points to community support.

The four components of project evaluation are described on the application form.

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The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs (CIP/AAP)—the Trust’s oldest programs—support projects identified as priorities within individual communities.

The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs (CIP/AAP) 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 local government partners: the regional districts of East Kootenay, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, the City of Revelstoke, Town of Golden, Village of Valemount, and to our Indigenous partners: Ɂaq’am, Ɂakisq’nuk, Lower Kootenay (Yaqan nuɁkiy), Tobacco Plains Indian Band (Ɂakink’umŧasnuqŧiɁit) and the Shuswap Indian Band

The funding available for the 2021/2022 projects in Revelstoke is $384,056.

Deadline to apply is Monday, February 14, 2022 at 4:30 pm.

Evaluation of funding applications will include consideration of public input on project proposals. Public Input will be offered through public attendance at an online meeting where applicants will be give 2 minutes to present an overview of their projects and how they would provide a community benefit. This online meeting will be held on Monday, March 7. Public support for projects will be obtained by way of a voting system taking place as part of the online meeting only.